A man has admitted bringing more than £100,000 of cannabis into the north-east.
Neil Clubb appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday after police tracked him arriving at train stations in Montrose and Stonehaven with packages of drugs.
The 47-year-old, whose address was given in court papers as Whitfield Road in Liverpool, was snared after officers received intelligence he was going to be arriving at the stations with cannabis.
Depute fiscal Alan Townsend said: “On June 26 2017 police received intelligence he was travelling to Montrose train station in possession of controlled drugs.”
Clubb was placed under surveillance, and was seen putting a holdall in the boot of a taxi and travelling to Aberdeen and taking the bag into an address on George Street.
A bag found on the living room floor at the address had five bags containing a herbal substance with a total street value of up to £81,125.
Mr Townsend went on to tell the court of another incident on October 30 2017.
He said: “Police received intelligence that the accused was travelling towards Stonehaven train station in possession of controlled drugs to meet an associate.”
Following a further search two more packages of cannabis worth £16,150 each were found.
The total value of drugs found was £113,425.
Clubb pled guilty to two charges of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
Defence agent Alex Burn asked for sentence to be deferred for reports and did not offer any mitigation at this stage.
Sheriff William Summers told Clubb: “You appear before the court having pled guilty to very serious offences.
“Custody is ultimately going to be the disposal in this case.”
He deferred sentence until next month and remanded Clubb in custody.