A CHEF is behind bars after police seized more than £200,000 worth of cocaine and ecstasy at his Linwood home.

Alan Dowling was detained by officers who raided the property in July last year.

A judge at the High Court in Glasgow heard how police discovered a large haul of class A drugs.

Dowling had also been clocked near the cafe he worked in the Strathbungo area of Glasgow making a drugs handover to 31-year-old Nicholas Balfour.

It led to Dowling today pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and ecstasy.

Pipe-fitter Balfour, of Drumoyne, Glasgow, admitted to the same cocaine charge.

Lady Rae remanded both men in custody and deferred sentencing until next month.

Prosecutor Owen Mullan said the cocaine – including the stash handed to Balfour – had a potential value of £189,900, with the ecstasy valued at £17,000.