A north-east man has been fined after he was caught with drugs and a knuckle duster.
Police came across Paul Sievewright, 42, in his vehicle in the Clydesdale Bank car park on West High Street, Inverurie, on January 28.
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar said police searched the car and found two small zip bags containing £30 worth of cocaine and £100 of cannabis. They also discovered a “small, gold knuckle duster”.
Sievewright previously pled guilty to possession of the drugs and knuckle duster.
Defence agent Gail Goodfellow said her client had been in the car park waiting until midnight so he would be able to withdraw more money from the ATM in order to buy a car. While there she said he was approached by an acquaintance who sold him the cocaine.
Regarding the knuckle duster Ms Goodfellow said he was a “collector of antique weapons” and had been given the item by a friend.
Sheriff Murdo MacLeod fined Sievewright, whose address was given as Greeness, Cuminestown, Turriff, a total of £650 and granted a crown motion for forfeiture of the knuckle duster.