An Elgin man who said he would not pay a taxi after a journey to his home from the town’s High Street told police that he intended to recompense the driver with drugs.
However, Gregory Miller’s method of payment landed him in Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday where he admitted a drug possession charge.
Police were called in the early hours of Sunday, March 1 when Mr Miller, 31, had blurted out to the taxi driver who took him to his Coleburn Court home that he would not pay. Police were called and when later asked to explain how he intended to pay the taxi driver Miller produced two bags of white powder.
Depute Fiscal Kevin Cormack said that the bags were found to contain two grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of between £100 and £200.
In his defence Sheriff Susan Raeburn heard that Mr Millar had not intended to get drunk that night but there was no suggestion that he was under the influence of anything other than alcohol.
Miller pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and was fined £400.