BACKGROUND reports have been ordered into a drug dealer who was stopped on the A1 in Berwickshire with more than £20,000 worth of cannabis in his vehicle.

Twenty-five-year-old Waseem Ellahi, who gave an address in South Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug near Reston on February 1.

Depute fiscal Alison Atkins told Jedburgh Sheriff Court the drugs were in a number of different bags and blocks weighing 2,409 grams.

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She added Police Scotland estimated they had a street value of £21,900.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said it was an extremely serious matter and deferred sentence for reports to see if there was an alternative to custody.

Co-accused Ferrit Shaheen, 31, from Sheffield, had her not guilty plea to the same charge accepted by the Crown.