A Kilwinning man who hid cocaine inside Kinder egg containers is facing jail.

David Duffy, 25, of Fergushill Road, pleaded guilty to three charges when he appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Tuesday, March 26.

He had been charged with driving a car whilst disqualified, being in possession of cocaine with intent to supply it to others, and carrying a lock back knife.

The court was told that on October 30, 2022, Duffy arrived at an address in Kilwinning to collect a car that had been sold to another man.

The seller knew Duffy was banned from driving and alerted police.

Officers traced the car to a property in Braidwood Road, where Duffy presented himself to officers.

The fiscal depute told the court that Duffy appeared agitated and was shouting about his car. He was arrested by police and placed in a van with a cell.

But while he was being taken to Saltcoats police station, officers observed Duffy reaching down his trousers and removing a knife and two Kinder egg containers, which were later confirmed to contain cocaine.

Police stopped the van and handcuffed him, and decided to take him to Crosshouse Hospital to get his health checked.

During the journey to the hospital, police became aware that Duffy was in possession of another item, which turned out to be a wrap containing crack cocaine.

Further cocaine was then disposed of during the journey from Crosshouse to the police station in Saltcoats.

Duffy’s lawyer told the court that his client had been misusing alcohol and drugs at the time, and knew that “custody may be inevitable”.

Sentencing was deferred, and Duffy was remanded in custody.