A dealer was shopped to the police after supplying one of his customers with poor quality drugs.
Callum Jamieson, 25, supplied Class C diazepam tablets from his home in Norstane in December last year.
Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that the offence came to light when a customer became unhappy with the quality of the tablets and told the police.
A subsequent search of Jamieson’s house revealed 1,300 tablets. Interviewed by officers, he admitted getting them in Aberdeen .
Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said it was “not unknown” for drug users to consume large quantities of tablets, particularly if they are of poor quality.
Defence agent Tommy Allan said Jamieson had “cleaned up his act,” and presented himself as a “considerable improvement” over what he had been before.
He said Jamieson had been involved with a bike project in the town.
Jamieson also has a young child, and is anxious to ensure contact with the baby is not affected.
Sheriff Graeme Napier deferred sentence for him to be of good behaviour, and called for a social inquiry report on how he was getting on with the bike project. He will appear in court again on 4th November.