A 19-YEAR-OLD youth has admitted selling class A drugs to an under-age schoolgirl.

Liam Stewart pleaded guilty on Monday to supplying the controlled drug compound commonly known as ecstasy to the 15-year-old youngster, who can't be named.

Stewart, who has moved from Falside Crescent in Bathgate, West Lothian, to an address in Dunfermline since he was charged, was not present when his lawyer, Kevin Dugan, tendered the plea on his behalf at Livingston Sheriff Court.

Stewart admitted committing the offence at his Bathgate home and elsewhere on various occasions between March 9, 2019, and August 11, 2019, during which time the girl turned 16.

His not guilty pleas to four further drugs charges were accepted by the prosecution.

He denied possessing ecstasy, the class B drugs cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive substance that produces the “high” associated with smoking marijuana – plus the class C drug etizolam, a form of valium.

Depute fiscal Conor Muir moved for sentence and revealed that Stewart had no previous criminal record.

Adjourning the case until next month for background reports, Sheriff Douglas Kinloch remarked that supplying class A drugs to children was a serious offence.