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Drug dealer wore Scooby costume
T in the Park festival
Police stopped Wiseman on two occasions at the festival
A man who dressed as Scooby Doo and sold ecstasy at the T in the Park music festival has been spared jail.

Perth Sheriff Court heard how Ryan Wiseman's distinctive appearance, which also included a pink Mohican, made him an ideal target for police.

The plumbing firm boss admitted selling the Class A drug at the music festival near Balado, Kinross, in July.

The 27-year-old, of Harestane Road, in Dundee, has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service.

He was stopped twice by officers on consecutive days at the music festival and on both occasions police found drugs..

'Very seriously'

The court heard that Wiseman had attracted attention by dressing up in the full-length cartoon character's costume.

As well as walking around dressed as the crime-cracking Great Dane, he also had a bright pink Mohican and a rose tattoo on his neck.

Some veracity may be given to his claim that he was not a drug dealer when you consider the description of him which was given by the police
George Donnelly, solicitor

Sheriff Michael Fletcher said: "The supply of Class A drugs is always treated very seriously by the courts."

However, the sheriff said he took into account the circumstances of the case and it was appropriate on this occasion to impose a non-custodial sentence.

Wiseman claimed he had only given the drug to one friend and was not selling for profit.

Solicitor George Donnelly said: "Some veracity may be given to his claim that he was not a drug dealer when you consider the description of him which was given by the police.

"He was sporting a bright pink Mohican haircut and he was dressed in a Scooby Doo costume - the cartoon dog.

"There was certainly no subterfuge nor attempt not to draw attention to himself."



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