Evening Telegraph

Man caught with stun gun and £290 of cocaine after cops turn up at Dundee house party

Kinghorne Road (stock image)

A man found with a stun gun was jailed for a year – after claiming he only had it because he wanted his friend to blast him with it.

Police turned up at Graeme Duncan’s door on Kinghorne Road after reports of a disturbance.

They forced entry and found a drug-fuelled party was being held inside.

Duncan was found with cocaine worth £290 that he had been selling to pals at the gathering – and the prohibited firearm.

His lawyer told Dundee Sheriff Court that the weapon had been brought along previously by a pal of Duncan’s because he had “never seen one” and “wanted to try it to see what it was like”.

Duncan allowed his friend to blast him with the stun gun before leaving it lying in his living room until police turned up on June 9.

Fiscal depute Charmaine Gilmartin said: “Cocaine was found when police entered, with a total value of £290.

“One witness told the police that the accused had sold her a gram for £100.

“The stun gun was found to be in working order with sparks visible when it was activated.”

Duncan, 39, a prisoner at Perth, pleaded guilty on indictment to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possessing a stun gun on June 9 at a flat on Kinghorne Road.

His solicitor Ross Bennett said: “A friend had brought the stun gun along a few weeks earlier.

“He had heard of them but never seen one and he wanted to try it to see what it was like.

“His friend administered it to the left of his torso.

“He said it was a shock that made you recoil and nothing more than that.

“It sat in his house and he had no other need for it.

“It was foolish for him to retain it.”

Sheriff Lorna Drummond jailed Duncan for a year and said: “The drugs offence is serious given your record.”