A Dundee beautician-turned-drug dealer was caught with nearly 900 grams of high-purity amphetamine.
The sheriff court heard Cally Henderson, who works at a city centre beauty salon, was also found with enough bulking agent to make the drug up to 6,294 grams of street-strength powder with a value of 62,940.
The court heard police had been watching Henderson, 33, of Sandeman Street, for weeks before they searched her home.
Fiscal depute Vicky Bell said: “Officers rang the doorbell and were let in to the house by the accused.
“They were led into the kitchen where she voluntarily said, ‘that’s it there’ and pointed to a carrier bag.
“The bag was seized and within it was a plastic and duct tape wrap containing 888.1 grams of amphetamine, which was found to be of 14% purity when tested.
“From the kitchen cupboard, a container with 324.6 grams of white powder was seized, which tested negative for drugs.
“Scales were recovered and white powder on the scales was found to be caffeine.
“From the bedroom, 77.9 grams of pale yellow paste was found, which tested positive for amphetamine with 2% purity.
“From a cupboard, 820 grams of white lactose powder was found.
“The accused’s mobile phone was also seized and found to contain texts regarding supplying drugs to individuals, with varying amounts from one gram to 1,000 grams, and internet searches for lactose were found, which is a common mixer for amphetamine.”
The court heard the 888.1-gram package of the Class B drug was of “significantly higher” purity than amphetamine typically found on the streets of Tayside.
The fiscal added: “If bulked out, this quantity could realise 6,294.6 grams of amphetamine, with an average purity of 2%, giving a potential illicit value of 62,940.
“The recovery of lactose powder and presence of caffeine on the scales were suggestive of bulking out, as both are common cutting agents of amphetamine.”
Solicitor Kevin Hampton told the court Henderson was a first offender and suggested reports be called for.
Henderson admitted that, between January 3 and 16, she was concerned in the supply of amphetamine.
She was given bail, but warned by Sheriff Elizabeth Munro she could face jail for the offence. Henderson’s sentence was deferred to October 27.