A POLICE raid of a Clydebank property found drugs worth almost £20,000, a court has heard.

Marc Crainie, of Meldrum Street, Whitecrook, pleaded guilty last week to being concerned in the supply of cannabis and heroin at a flat in Dumbarton Road on December 14, 2017.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard Crainie was a first offender when police started looking into the property.

Prosecutor Kevin Doherty said: “Police acting on intelligence kept the first floor flat in Dumbarton Road under surveillance. It was being utilised to distribute drugs. Police obtained a search warrant.

“During their watch on the property there were comings and goings all day.

“At 7.40pm police moved in when he tried to leave in a car and detained him. The property was subjected to a thorough search and the keys to a safe were found.

“The safe contained all the usual drugs equipment, such as scales, mixing agents and polythene bags. There was also a quantity of heroin found in the safe.”

The court heard that drugs squad officers found two “substantial” quantities of heroin with a street value of £10,000. They also found cannabis with a maximum street value of £9,840.

Crainie’s lawyer asked that bail be continued on Crainie while the court obtains reports.

Sheriff Simon Pender deferred sentence until October 26, calling for a full social background report and an assessment for a restriction of liberty order to be imposed.

Bail was continued.