A 32-YEAR-OLD man found with more than £3,400 worth of cannabis has been placed on a night-time curfew at his Galashiels home and ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.

Greig Rennie pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis and also possession of the class B drug in Galashiels last year.

Depute fiscal India McLean told Selkirk Sheriff Court that police officers on mobile patrol saw him driving his car at around 2pm and from previous intelligence knew he was involved in drugs.

She continued that officers stopped his vehicle and when they approached him he appeared nervous.

A search of the vehicle found a bag of herbal cannabis matter worth more than £2,000.

The fiscal added that a search of his home uncovered more cannabis, bringing the total value amount to £3,370, with £70 of cannabis resin also found.

Sheriff Douglas Keir told Rennie it was a “very serious matter” pointing out it was his third similar offence.

The curfew will last between the hours of 7pm and 7am for five months while the unpaid work as part of a community payback order must be completed within nine months.