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Drug yob has to pay back PS4,100.

Byline: CHRIS TAYLOR

A failed soldier has had to hand over cash after he was busted peddling powerful "party drug"N-bomb.

Robert Tomlinson, 23, was caught by cops in Paisley with 100 tablets of the Class-A drug.

He was also collared with digital scales and thousands of pounds in cash.

Tomlinson previously admitted supplying pills during a hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Tom McCartney ordered him to cough up for the crime.

He said: "As part of a plea, PS4,100 was to be forfeited.

"It was agreed the PS4,100 did not relate to the criminal conduct."

Tomlinson was caught selling the drug - dubbed Smiles - in Seedhill.

It can bring on hallucinations and it possesses potentially-fatal side effects.

Only a few grains of powder can bring on a dangerous overdose.

Tomlinson was arrested shortly after 3pm on June 12.

Cops discovered his haul while searching his motor after receiving a tip-off.

Prosecutor Megan Glancy told how the stop led to a sweep of his home in the town's Thrushcraig Crescent.

She said: "Officers had reason to pull the accused over in his car.

"The accused was detained for a search.

"He was searched. "Police officers recovered a tin foil wrap containing 100 tablets of the controlled drug.

"The tablets had a range in value between PS2 and PS5, putting the at value between PS200 and PS500.

"He was taken to the police station and a search warrant was granted for his home address.

"This was executed that day and from the accused's home address PS4,100 in mixed notes, and a set of digital scales, was recovered."

Tomlinson also admitted assaulting his former girlfriend during a hearing.

He attacked Lucia Adams on April 19 at a property in Bishopton.

The pair had been in a relationship for around 18 months before splitting in January.

Ms Glancy added: "The accused attended at her home address with a bouquet of flowers and asked to talk to her.

"The complainer told him he should leave.

"He stepped into her hallway and pushed her on the chest and then proceeded to kick her on the shin.

"She said she was contacting police and he attempted to beg her not to do so."

The court heard Tomlinson supplied the drugs to pals on a "social basis".

Sheriff McCartney earlier blasted him for his behaviour.

He said: "Party drugs kill people.

"It doesn't matter if it's for your friend or not."

Tomlinson is due to appear for another hearing later in the year.

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Date:Sep 11, 2019
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