A LOCHGELLY drug dealer claimed he “found” a large quantity of diamorphine worth more than £25,000.

Mark Kirkland said the drugs came into his possession after they had been hidden by his upstairs neighbour.

Kirkland, 44, of Watters Crescent, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that between February 7 and May 14 last year, at his home, he was concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, diamorphine.

He also admitted that on May 14 last year, he was unlawfully in possession of a stun gun.

Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said police executed a search warrant at Kirkland’s home and found 328.7 grams of diamorphine which had a potential value of £25,280.

There were also two mobile phones recovered as well as £880 in cash.

The officers also found a stun gun on top of a cupboard.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He found the drugs. An upstairs neighbour had concealed them.”

The solicitor added that stun gun was not in working order.

Sheriff Alastair Brown deferred sentence until November 27 to allow Kirkland to attend a medical appointment four days earlier.