A PENSIONER who was described as “well thought of” within his community was caught with nearly one kilogram worth of drugs within his home.

Walter Kimmet, 68, was found to have a total of 957.5 grams of cannabis resin within his property in Springburn on April 15, 2019.

Cops with a search warrant attended at his address and entry was granted by Kimmet.

A search of the flat was carried out.

On Tuesday, Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that officers recovered seven bars of resin material wrapped in clingfilm – 703.5 grams, brown resin material from the kitchen counter – 49.5 grams, further brown resin material from above the microwave – 49.5 grams, four brown blocks of resin material from a kitchen cupboard – 101 grams, and seven rolls of brown resin material – 54 grams.

Kimmet appeared in court for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.

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But his defence solicitor said the drugs were purely for “social supply” to two women.

The lawyer added: “This has always been his position. They gave him money and he buys the drugs in for them. But he does take full responsibility.

“He is not used to being before the court. He has one previous conviction from 2002. At that point, he was going through difficult personal circumstances.

“He is very involved within his community. He is involved with Alcoholics Anonymous and has been there for 18 years – a significant period.

“Alcohol was previously a major issue for him but for the past 18 years he has been sober.

“He plays a role within a local football team and is well thought of within the community. He is deeply ashamed of the nature of this matter.”

Sheriff Paul Brown was told that Kimmet was not fit for unpaid work due to a number of health difficulties.

The sheriff told him: “You’re a man who comes before the court with a serious drug dealing charge which brings to mind a custodial sentence.

“You are within the threshold of going to prison. Due to your good character and the unusual circumstances, I will deal with this matter by an alternative to custody.”

A restriction of liberty order which will require Kimmet to stay within his home address between 7pm to 7am for 180 days was imposed.

He was also ordered to be under social work supervision for 12 months.