A MAN snared with more than £28,000 of tablets dubbed ‘the blue plague’ has been jailed for 16 months.

John McCann, 36, was caught with bags of etizolam at a property in Glasgow’s Milton in May last year.

McCann was also found to be controlling the onward sale of drugs by phone.

He pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to being concerned in the supply of etizolam.

McCann also admitted possession of two small bags of cocaine and was sentenced on Friday by Sheriff Andrew Cubie.

His partner, Cheryl Docherty, 35, had her not guilty pleas to both charges accepted by the Crown.

The court heard police received information about McCann’s activity over a four-month period.

Officers raided Miss Docherty’s home on Tresta Road and found £28,160 worth of etizolam tablets.

Prosecutor Jennifer McKee said: “The tablets were found to be held in containers in plastic tubs.

“Some were knotted in polythene bags and others were in the barbecue area in the rear garden.”

McCann was body searched at the scene and the bags of cocaine were found.

Mark Allen defending said: “He had a problem with etizolam use, got on top of that and is no longer using them.

“He will lose his employment if he is remanded.”