Man told to ‘settle personal matters’ ahead of drugs haul sentencing

Charles Brennan was caught with heroin and cannabis at his Glasgow home last year.

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A man was snared with almost £30,000 worth of drugs at his home.

Charles Brennan was caught with heroin and cannabis at the property in Glasgow’s Possilpark on February 16, 2021.

The 32-year-old told police he had “no choice” but to hold the drugs.

On Thursday, Brennan pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to separate charges of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.

The court heard entry was forced to the property by officers, but Brennan was not inside.

Police were able to recover “green herbal material” from a drawer in a bedroom.

A set of scales, a quantity of knotted and ziplock bags were also found in the area.

In an orange bucket, there were 13 bags of brown powder later tested to be diamorphine.

Brennan’s partner told officers: “That’s my boyfriend’s side of the bed, he tells me not to touch anything.”

Brennan entered during the search and confirmed the “stuff” belonged to him.

The orange bucket was also found to contain scales, a spoon, a bowl and an iPhone with a case.

Further knotted and ziplock bags were recovered as well as a cutting blade.

Brennan was arrested and held in custody.

Prosecutor Laura Bradley said: “He told officers he had no involvement with sale and supply of the drugs and that he simply held on to the product.”

He answered “no comment” when questioned about who else or how he became involved.

Brennan did state: “I had no choice but to hold the product.”

Ms Bradley told the court the maximum retail value of the cannabis was £10,000 while the diamorphine could reach £17,500.

Ross Yuill, defending, told the court that the dad-of-one was a first offender.

The lawyer added: “He works as a forklift driver and spent two stints in the British Army.

“There is a strong background as to how he became involved in the drugs which will be revealed in the background report.”

Sentence was deferred until next month by sheriff Iain Fleming who continued Brennan’s bail meantime.

The sheriff said: “This is the type of case which usually attracts a custodial sentence.

“You should take the opportunity to settle matters such as family and employment circumstances.”