A north-east teenager caught buying ketamine online when Border Force intercepted a parcel has been sentenced.
Martyn Falconer, 18, who the court previously heard told police the drugs were for his own personal use and “also to sell to friends”, was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.
He earlier pled guilty to being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the prohibition on importation of ketamine, and also to being concerned in the supply of ketamine.
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Defence agent Neil McRobert said his client and a number of friends had been using ketamine but they had been unable to get the drug from their usual source.
He said one of his friends had researched buying ketamine online and Falconer had been chosen as the one to do it.
Mr McRobert added: “He is no longer associated with the individuals and no longer uses substances.”
Sheriff Philip Mann told Falconer, of Kennedy Place, Ellon, to complete the hours within six months.