A Rutherglen man appeared in court after he was caught selling £10 worth of drugs.

Paul John Oates, 57, was seen by police officers on the town's Mill Street on March 3, 2022.

The police were on patrol when they noticed him approaching a man, taking something out of his pocket and giving it to him.

When cops went up to him, it was revealed that Oates handed the man 100 white tablets. These were tested and revealed to be a controlled drug, Etizolam, also known as street Valium.

The amount he had was worth £10.

He pleaded guilty to supplying a controlled drug.

During his hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court this week, Oates' lawyer said: "This is a class C drug. Supervision with a community payback order would be appropriate."

Sheriff Bernard Ablett said: "Because of the class and value of the drug, I am prepared to impose a tag."

Oates was given a restriction of liberty order, meaning he has to stay within his home every day between 7pm and 7am, for 45 days.