Drug addict on assessment

Illegal drugs worth £50 were found during a search of Darren Crawford’s home. The 30-year-old, now living in Lothian Street, Hawick, admitted having cannabis resin worth between £30 and £40, and diamorphine valued at £20, at a house in Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels, where he was living on March 6.

“The background to his recent offending is all related to his drug addiction,” explained defence solicitor Mat Patrick. Sentence was deferred until August 11 for a Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO) assessment.