A JEDBURGH man was found with "significant quantities" of eight different drugs when his home was raided by police officers.

Twenty-eight-year-old Kieran Borthwick admitted being in possession of ecstasy, Diazepam, tetrahydrocannabinol, bromazolam, etizolam cannabis, cannabis resin and cocaine at his house in Bongate on February 2, 2022.

He was initially charged with being concerned in the supply of the drugs along with another person but at Selkirk Sheriff Court the Crown accepted guilty pleas to possession charges.

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme explained his client had been suffering from kidney failure and at one stage had been given six weeks to live.

He had sold his vehicle recovery business and had purchased various quantities of drugs for his own consumption.

Sheriff Kevin McCarron said the quantities of the drugs put the case in the limelight of a custodial sentence and added it was rare for the accused to be charged with possession given the amount of drugs.

He added it was only Borthwick's health condition which prevented him from being sent to custody.

Borthwick was given a three-month night-time curfew between the hours of 9pm and 7am as an alternative to custody.