A MAN snared with cannabis in his car claimed he kept it for his ill father who has multiple sclerosis.

Scott Stevenson, 43, was stopped behind the wheel by officers in Drumchapel last August.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard officers smelled cannabis and he was searched.

Stevenson told officers he had a 2.2g wrap, a grinder and £565 in cash in the Lexus car.

Officers then recovered 471.6g of the drug as well as a set of digital scales.

Stevenson admitted having a similar amount at his then home in Essenside Avenue.

Officers recovered 393.15g of cannabis as well as a small amount of THC cannabis oil.

Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court the cannabis from the car was valued between £1,800 and £4,100.

The drugs recovered from the home ranged between £1,600 and £3,800 with the oil amounting to £300.

Stevenson was charged and replied: “The cash had nothing to do with the cannabis and the cannabis in the car is wet.

“It wasn't for sale, it’s not possible to sell it.”

The dad of two pleaded guilty today to supplying cannabis and possessing THC.

Stevenson was previously jailed for two years for a drug conviction.

His lawyer told the court today that his latest conviction was not a “commercial enterprise.”

Eddie Gilroy, defending, added: “His aim was to supply to his father who suffers from multiple sclerosis and uses it as pain relief.

“He also supplies it to three other people - one is a cousin and two friends.

“He charges them at cost but may make a small profit from it but it isn’t an enterprise.

“There was no intel on him and was just subjected to a road traffic issue, accepted responsibility and helped officers with inquiries.”

Sentence was deferred until next month for background reports by Sheriff John McCormick who granted Stevenson, now of Dumfries, bail meantime.