A teenager who repeatedly shouted and swore, then threw garden furniture about, was sentenced to a 12-month Community Payback Order.
Eighteen-year-old Jory Silver, of Cross Wynd, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in Scott Crescent on March 26.
Prosecutor Mark Keane told Jedburgh Sheriff Court how the accused had been asked to leave his mother’s home, but returned to collect some belongings.
“He was under the influence of alcohol and when he asked for a change of clothes, this was refused,” said Mr Keane.
“He began to shout and swear, and throw garden furniture about,” explained Mr Keane.
Solicitor Rory Bannerman, defending, said his client accepted his behaviour towards his mother was “totally unacceptable”.
“Alcohol played its part, and he thinks someone may even have slipped something into his drink,” said Mr Bannerman.
“He rang his mother and apologised,” he added.