Mechanic’s coke stash found in car

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COPS searched a motorist’s possessions because they thought he smelled of cannabis.

But when they looked through Robbie Ferguson’s car they found a bag of white powder in his sunglasses case.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard yesterday that the powder turned out to be cocaine, worth between £40 and £100.

Ferguson (19), an apprentice mechanic from Linlithgow, West Lothian, pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug on January 18 this year.

Kevin Dugan, defending, said his client had been given a fiscal fine for possessing cannabis last summer and had now sought medical help for his possible drug problem.

Sheriff Douglas Kinloch fined the accused £400, to be paid at £40 a week.

He warned Ferguson: “If you go on using drugs you’ll have problems in your life, not the least of which is the fact that you could ultimately end up in prison.”