A MAN has been jailed for four months after £165 worth of heroin and cannabis was found within his Kilbirnie home.

Henry Wilbraham, 36, appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week and pled guilty to two charges.

The court heard that police attended Wilbraham’s home in Muirend Street to execute a drug search warrant at 9.30am on June 24. Entry was forced to the property.

Wilbraham was found within and he was detained under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Officers carried out a search of the dwelling and found a white powder and a brown resin.

The resin was found to be around 24.5 grams cannabis with an estimated street value of £65. The brown powder was heroin weighing 2.4grams and had a street value of about £100. Wilbraham admitted that the drugs belonged to him.

Wilbraham’s defence solicitor, Peter Murray, said: “Obviously given his record all the options are possible. It’s his hope that the matter can be dealt with today. I would like to ask his Lordship to consider a financial penalty which might be very optimistic of him.

“His Lordship will see there is a gap in his record. That was when he was on a methadone programme but lately he has relapsed.

“He has cooperated with the police from the outset and pled guilty at the earliest opportunity.”

But Sheriff Michael Hanlon told Wilbraham: “Because of your record you’re not in a position to take an alternative to custody. There is no alternative than a custodial sentence.”

Wilbraham was sentenced to four months imprisonment, reduced from six months due to his guilty plea.

A woman in the courtroom, thought to be Wilbraham’s partner, was heard weeping when the sentence was passed.