A UNIVERSITY student has admitted a drug dealing charge at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Police officers who raided Callum Lothian's home in Glensax Road, Peebles, on April 10 recovered 58.7 grammes of cannabis valued at £1100 and £710 in cash.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said the 19 year old was ordinarily of good character and had a lot to contribute to society.

He explained that Lothian had gone to university and got involved with drugs "to make himself more popular".

Mr Dow said: "It was all very short-lived. "He had only bought the drugs in bulk two weeks previous. "He has never been in trouble before and regrets all of this."

Sentence was deferred until September 9.