POLICE recovered a large amount of powder when they raided a property in Church Square, Galashiels, as part of Operation Brush last September.

Daniel McKenzie, 22, was originally charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin along with an 18-year-old female.

But Selkirk Sheriff Court was told that after analysis of the powder, it was found not to be subject to any legal controls.

A gramme of heroin was also found and McKenzie pleaded guilty to possession of the class A drug to the value of £10.

Defence lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said her client had been smoking diamorphine at the time but has now stopped.

McKenzie of Allars Bank, Hawick, was fined £150.

His co-accused Abbie Brown had her not guilty plea accepted by the Crown.