A 42-YEAR-OLD man who admitted a drug dealing charge at Selkirk Sheriff Court has been placed on a night-time home curfew for the next six months.

A total of 1,775 Etizolam tablets were discovered at a house in Whitefield Crescent, Newtown St Boswells, on January 26, 2021.

Barry Johnston, now of Penman Place, Galashiels, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of the class C drug.

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The court heard the drugs had a street value of between £354 and £1,260.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said that while it was a serious offence he noted Johnston was making no commercial gain and had been pulling resources with friends to obtain the drugs.

The restriction of liberty order will run from 7pm to 7am.