A DRUG dealer who stashed wraps of heroin in the waistband of his trousers is facing jail.

David Boyle was found to have 20 wraps of heroin ready to be sold when police raided his house in August this year.

Officers entered the 57-year-old’s house in Burbank Street, Stevenston and discovered 19 wraps of heroin stashed inside a medicine bottle and another tucked away inside the waist band of his jogging bottoms.

The fiscal told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court: “Police officers attended the locus at around 8am in possession of a drugs search warrant.

“The accused was detained and a search carried out.

“Within the bottom of a medication bottle there was 19 wraps of brown powder recovered. When the waist band of the accused’s jogging bottoms a further wrap of brown powder was found.

“£20 was found in his housecoat in the pocket and in the jeans pocket a small black note book. A wallet was found on the coffee table in the living room which contained £90.”

The court was told each of the wraps was what is known as “a tenner bag” and Boyle admitted had been selling the drugs from his home to pay off debts between June 20 and August 8 this year.

The Fiscal added: “Each of the 20 bags was a tenner bag of diamorphine. He intended to supply drugs from his home address.

“His position was he had a loan of money and this was his way to pay it back, to sell tenner bags of heroin from his house.”

Defending Boyle, Jim Irvine said his client knew a jail sentence was a reality.

He said: “He is under no illusions he pled guilty in the full knowledge he may end up in custody.

Sheriff Michael Hanlon bailed Boyle and deferred sentence until September 20 for social work reports.