Youth sentenced for drug-dealing in Tesco car park


A 17-year-old youth, who was caught drug dealing in the car park of Tesco in Dunfermline, has been given community service.

Police received a call at 1.40am telling them that a drunk youth was jumping about in the car park of the town centre supermarket, asking passers-by if they “wanted to buy weed”.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia told Dunfermline Sheriff  Court that officers detained the youth, who was found to have scales, a grinder and 52 clear bags.

He was taken to the police station and the drugs were found when he was searched, added the depute.

The youth admitted that on 4th March at Tesco, Winterthur Lane, he was concerned in the supply of cannabis.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client had “gone off the rails” at the time and was put out of the family home. That had led to him becoming involved in selling drugs.

“There was no great sophistication about this, as we have heard,” he added.

His client was now back living with his family and had found a job, said the solicitor.

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a community payback order with 160 hours of unpaid work.

Last week, another 17-year-old youth appeared at the same court and admitted being concerned in drug dealing in the town centre.

The offence took place on 17th February at Dunfermline bus station when he was found to have 23 ecstasy tablets. He was also placed on a community payback order with 160 hours’ unpaid work.

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