A DEALER is facing a jail sentence after admitting supplying drugs on a Musselburgh street.

Justin Allan dealt out quantities of MDMA – also known as ecstasy – and bags of methylamphetamine to others at the town’s Mall Avenue.

The dealer was stopped by police as he drove through the town.

During a subsequent search of his vehicle, police officers found the illegal drugs.

During the incident Allan, 43, was quick to help officers when he told the PCs he had “a number of tablets” in his vehicle.

The officers discovered the illicit drug stash, along with bags of white powder which were subsequently found to be amphetamine.

Fiscal depute Lorna Ferrier told Edinburgh Sheriff Court that police officers stopped Allan’s vehicle in Musselburgh in connection with another matter at about 10pm on August 20 last year.

Ms Ferrier said: “He was subsequently detained and searched and the accused told officers there was a large number of tablets in his car. Police also uncovered phones and a quantity of white material.”

The fiscal said that the 20 tablets were identified as MDMA and were worth £200, while the seven plastic bags of powder would have yielded a profit of about £1,000.

A further 10 sealed bags of the amphetamine were also uncovered with a value of about £800.

Allan, of Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to supplying MDMA from Mall Avenue between August 16 and 20 last year during last Tuesday’s court hearing.

He also admitted being concerned in the supply of methylamphetamine from the same location between August 4 and 20 last year.

Solicitor Mark Harrower said he would reserve his mitigation for the sentencing diet later this month.

Sheriff Frank Crowe deferred sentence to June 28 for the preparation of reports and a restriction of liberty assessment to be carried out.