A man has been handed a £270 fine after being found with an illegal drug worth £1.
Louis Thorburn Chautems, 24, of Castle Terrace, Ullapool, pleaded guilty by letter to possession of Class C drug Alprazolam.
Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said police found Chautems with a single tablet worth £1 when they searched a house at Da Vadill, Lerwick, on 7th May.
Honorary sheriff Malcolm Bell fined Chautems £270 at Lerwick Sheriff Court this morning (Wednesday), reduced from £400.
The sum must be paid at a rate of £50 per month.