AN ALEXANDRIA man appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court this week and pleaded guilty to his fifth offence involving drugs.

Alan Campbell, 37, of the town’s Rosshead House, committed his latest drugs offence on August 10, 2017.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard this week how Campbell, formerly of Craig Avenue, was found to be in possession of the class “A” drug cocaine at his former home.

At the time of the offence he was also on bail from Dumbarton Sheriff Court, an order imposed on him on July 10, 2017, just one month earlier.

His guilty plea was intimated to the court by defence lawyer Brian McGuire and confirmed personally to Sheriff John Hamilton.

Mr McGuire said: “He is now staying in Rosshead House, which is homeless accommodation. He has had a bad cocaine addiction and he may benefit from reports before sentence is imposed. There are positive aspects to his life.”

Sheriff Hamilton told Campbell: “This is your fifth conviction involving drugs and your third for possession of cocaine. You also have a conviction for being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession of cannabis.”

Sentence was deferred until April 27 for the sheriff to obtain a full social background report. He was ordained to appear.