AN Alexandria drug dealer may be given the chance to escape a jail sentence.

Ian Filshill, 42, of Susannah Street, had his home raided by drugs squad detectives on January 15, this year, where they found more than £200 worth of heroin.

Depute fiscal Aga Mathieson said: “Police obtained a search warrant and found 6.7g of heroin, with street value of £240. They were found within his home address. He was arrested and during interview admitted they were for onward supply.”

Filshill also admitted at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday to wilfully setting a wheelie bin alight at his home on June 7, this year. The bin contained paper and caused damage to the item.

He committed the offence while on bail from the court, bail having been imposed on February 8, 2017.

Defence lawyer Tom Brown, said: “He’s got a bad record.”

Sheriff William Gallacher said: “I will obtain an assessment with a view to imposing a Drug Testing and Treatment Order. The court may just be persuaded to impose such an order.”

Sentence was deferred until August 30.