THREE Whitecrook men have appeared in court for crimes including drug dealing and having an air rifle.

Ruairidh MacLeod, Gareth MacLeod and Daniel Deeney were due to be sentenced at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last Tuesday, but reports had not been made available.

Deeney, 20, of Braes Avenue, previously pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin between June and September last year.

His solicitor, Scott Adair, told the court that his client was given a phone number to call to arrange to speak to social work, but says he was told he had to speak to a solicitor.

The defence lawyer added: “The next time he called the number rang out.

“He doesn’t have a phone of his own, he was borrowing one, so he can’t tell me the number it was that he called.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendy replied: “He was sent a letter on May 19 to call and he failed to contact the office.”

Meanwhile, 26-year-old Ruaridh MacLeod, also of Braes Avenue, pleaded guilty to being in possession of cannabis, and an air rifle, at the Whitecrook address on September 6 last year.

Gareth MacLeod, 27, of Lappin Street, was caught being concerned in the supply of cannabis and cocaine, also at the Braes Avenue address, between June and September last year.

His lawyer, Judith Reid, told the court: “Him and his partner have a baby due in January and he is actively seeking employment.”

Speaking directly to the trio, the sheriff said: “When being on bail, it’s a requirement to keep the court informed of your whereabouts.

“I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt due to the pandemic.

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“If there is no report available next time due to your own fault, then you will be sent to prison.”

Sentence was deferred until October 8 in order for reports to be carried out.

Bail was continued.