A 46-year-old has been fined £500 after being caught with heroin – in an Aberdeen police station car park.
Alexander McKenzie appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday and pled guilty to being in possession of the drug at Queen Street police office, Aberdeen, on July 16 2017.
He also admitted failing to appear at court on another date.
Depute fiscal Anne MacDonald said 0.43g of heroin was valued at approximately £35, and that he had been seen in the back seat of a car at about 6am on CCTV with a package.
Defence agent Tony Burgess said: “One of the passengers in the vehicle was actually inside Queen Street police station in relation to collecting property.
“He and several others remained in the car park of Queen Street police station.”
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Mr Burgess added CCTV operatives became “suspicious” and as officers approached McKenzie “discarded a package onto the floor of the car”.
He said the drugs had been passed to him by another passenger.
Sheriff Philip Mann fined McKenzie, of Alexander Terrace, Aberdeen, a total of £500.