A Whitecrook drug dealer who has never been in trouble with the law has been jailed for six months.

Patrick Allison, of White Street, had pleaded guilty in July to possession with intent to supply of cannabis and cocaine after police turned up with a search warrant to his home on February 23 this year.

They arrived at his then home of Bell Street at 9.25am and after the 41-year-old was cautioned, volunteered the items officers were looking for were in his kitchen.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard last week how police found a cupboard with various knotted or self-sealed bags, some with white powder and some with green herbal material. They later tested positive for cocaine and cannabis.

There were also mixed notes, money in a lock safe, scales, and other items connected with drug supply.

The cocaine was worth a minimum of £2,500 and the cannabis worth £1,100.

Allison's defence solicitor said his client was a "highly vulnerable individual" and was a long-term user of cannabis. His drug use increase two years ago.

The lawyer said: "He became dependent upon further substances and due to a lack of ability to pay for such substances, fell prey to other individuals.

"As a result of this, he has lost his job, lost his marriage and contact with his children, and lost whatever self-esteem he had."

Allison was said to have no previous convictions had recently got new employment doing pizza delivery while attending drug services on Wednesdays.

His solicitor added: "He as attempted to deal with the issue."

Sheriff Simon Pender said only custody was appropriate. He said: "These are serious offences involving significant amounts of class A drugs."