Dealer caught with drugs hidden in fake Irn-Bru cans outside Scots prison after visiting pal with cocaine on his hands
Dopey Saqlain Ali Baig, 25, stash of ecstasy, cocaine, and ketamine in the dummy juice and hairspray cans was discovered in his car by cops at Kilmarnock nick.
The cafe manager was caught with the class A drugs after prison security checks flagged traces of cocaine on his hands.
This allowed officers at the nick to detain him and search his motor.
And they found 78 tablets and 50 grams of of the drugs hidden in the front passenger footwell of his car.
Baig’s fingerprints were later found to be on “various” bags holding the drugs, but prosecutors accepted they were “not intended for supply into the prison”, the Daily Record reports.
The 25-year-old, of Giffnock, near Glasgow, was sentenced at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Tuesday.
Defence solicitor Ian Sievewright said Baig turned to drugs to support his parents and younger siblings.
He added: “He accumulated debts and was put under pressure to become involved in the supply of drugs.”
Sheriff George Jamieson ordered Baig to be fitted with an electronic tag and imposed an eight-month curfew from 8pm to 6am.
He told him: “You are obviously a gentleman of good character, apart from this.
“Despite the locus of the offence, it was pointed out on the last occasion this was not supply to the prison.”