A YOUNG man told a police officer “I’m sorry, bro” after being caught with more than £300 worth of drugs.

Cops were on Glenavon Road in Glasgow’s Gilsochill when they stopped a car on November 27, 2020.

Jerin Benny, 23, was driving, and when police were speaking with him, they noticed a strong smell of cannabis.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court last week, prosecutor Laura Martin said: “Officers detained the accused for a search.

“Seven snap bags of cannabis were recovered, weighing a total of 56.3 grams. The total value was £310.

“The accused was cautioned and charged, to which he replied ‘I’m sorry, bro. I was going to a party and bought it to split with my pals’.”

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Benny’s lawyer told the court: “It was not a commercial enterprise; he had been selected to purchase the cannabis for a group for a party he was going to attend.

“He comes before the court as a first offender. He has a stable home life and works two jobs. He’s doing very well for himself.

“This is the only matter he has troubled the court for and is very much an isolated incident. He is happy to comply with any order but is very keen to avoid any type of disposal that might alert his parents. It would bring shame upon the family.”

Benny, of Tollcross, was charged with being concerned in the supply of the class B drug.

Sheriff Charles Lugton said: “It’s a serious offence but I can weigh it against the fact you’re a first offender and you live a pro-social lifestyle, particularly working two jobs.”

He was fined £760.