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Author: Ally McGilvrayPublished 18 hours agoLast updated 17 hours ago

A 34-year-old man from the Borders has been found guilty of being in possession of more than £2,000 worth of cannabis with intent to supply following a trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

National Crime Agency officers seized around 11-and-a-half ounces of the Class B drug, and £295 in cash, from Scott Murray’s car during a raid on his home, at Castle Mains Farm, in Duns on September the 23rd, 2022.

The court heard they had “surrounded” the property after being granted a warrant relating to “an ongoing firearms enquiry”.

A red bag found in the boot of the black BMW contained 14 separate packages made up of 10 one-ounce “deals”; two half-ounce deals; and two quarter-ounce deals.

Murray – who represented himself in court – had denied any knowledge of the drugs, but was convicted following a trial on Thursday (April 18th).

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The court heard he has a previous conviction for possession of diazepam in Stornoway in 2007, in addition to convictions for assault and robbery; and was also given a two-year jail sentence after being found guilty of a firearms offence in the Western Isles town in 2019.

Sheriff Peter Paterson deferred sentence for background reports, including a restriction of liberty order report. The case will recall at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on May 20th.

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