A BREEDER who claims he wants to sell dogs to the police to train is behind bars for a £100,000 drug haul.

Stuart Scott was caught by officers in Barlornock last May.

The 27-year-old had over £1,000 in cash as well as two brown boxes containing nearly 200,000 street valium tablets.

Scott claimed the containers held kitchen utensils as he was moving house.

He was locked up for 16 months after he pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to being concerned in the supply etizolam tablets.

Scott's vehicle had been stopped and a stench of cannabis was detected.

Officers - with the help of a police dog - found the boxes in a back seat.

Prosecutor Amanda Gallagher said: “He stated these contained kitchen utensils due to moving house.

“The boxes were searched and found to contain four bags each of tablets.

"These totalled 197,816 tablets later tested positive as etizolam.”

The haul had a potential value of £98,908.

Simon Hutchison, defending, told the court Scott, of Dennyloanhead, Stirlingshire, got involved due to a debt at the time.

He said: “He went 30 miles to pick up a significant number of drugs

“He now walks and breeds dogs.

"He has moved to an address which has kennels.

"He has turned his life around and has four dogs that he is breeding to sell them to the police to use as police dogs.”