A north-east man has been told to carry out unpaid work after being caught with £500 of cannabis.
Robertas Kiupelis, 23, appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over the incident which happened on April 9.
He pled guilty to possession of cannabis at a layby on the A96 Blackburn to Inverurie road near Kintore.
Fiscal depute Christy Ward said the cannabis weighed 47.34g in total and was valued at around £500.
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Defence agent John Ferrie said his client, originally from Lithuania, had accepted his guilt from the outset and had been “forthright” with the police.
He added: “The drugs were his and were for personal use.”
Sheriff Ian Wallace ordered Kiupelis, of Newlands Lane, Buckie, to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work within three months.