A LOCHGELLY man caught by police with cocaine at a Dunfermline petrol station was also found to be driving without insurance.

As a result, 36-year-old John Baxter, of Moffat Crescent, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 8, at Gulf petrol station, Halbeath Road, he was in possession of cocaine and was also driving without insurance.

The court was told Baxter had three-and-a-half grams of cocaine with a potential value of £350.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said: “He’s not dabbled in drugs since. He was under stress and strain at the time, having separated from his partner.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown fined Baxter £320. He also endorsed his licence with six penalty points.