A MAN caught with hundreds of pounds worth of drugs has been told to give back to the community.

Scott Fordyce, of Lusset View, Radnor Park, Clydebank, was sentenced to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work in the community over the next year.

The 18-year-old was arrested on December 9, 2018 after a search warrant was executed and police found with cannabis worth potentially £258 and ecstasy tablets worth £330.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply both drugs.

Fordyce's defence solicitor said he had been working as a labourer until the pandemic hit, long after the offence date which was approaching two years ago.

She said: "He has taken responsibility for his actions and understands the impact on the community."

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said he wondered if Fordyce appreciated how easily he could become a "cog" in the machine of drugs.

He said: "This is the first step on what for other people is a very slippery slope."

Fordyce's lawyer said: "He does have a cannabis habit - he says he did [have one] and quite bad, but he addressed that about a year ago and he has not taken any drugs since."

Sheriff Hendry noted Fordyce was now 20 and had no previous convictions before sentencing him to a community payback order.