A MAN caught with hundreds of pounds worth of the class A drug for onward supply could miss the birth of his child due to a jail sentence.

Kriss McIntosh was caught with a quantity of the white powder in a bag at his Port Glasgow home after police forced their way into the property as part of an intelligence-led raid.

The 32-year-old — who was jailed earlier this year for dangerous driving — had clubbed together with six pals to buy £420 worth of cocaine, Greenock Sheriff Court was told.

Procurator fiscal Fiona Holligan said: "The accused stated, 'I have a backpack in the kitchen with coke in it'.

"The opinion was that this was an excessive amount for personal use."

McIntosh has been remanded in custody on the matter since May 16 following the raid which occurred the previous day.

He received a nine-month prison sentence in June after crashing an Audi Q7 car through maintenance barriers on a closed road as he was being pursued by police.

McIntosh has racked up seven dangerous driving convictions and ten disqualifications.

His lawyer, Aidan Gallagher, said: "The drugs were purchased in order to be shared between him and six of his friends.

"Mr McIntosh has used cocaine on and off over the years, as well as other substances.

"He has taken stock, particularly because of the circumstances with his partner, who is likely to have the child whilst he is in custody."

Mr Gallagher added: "Fortunately for him, he still has the support of his family and partner."

Sheriff Andrew McIntyre told McIntosh: "You pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine to people in Port Glasgow.

"You will know about the untold pain and suffering class A drugs cause people in Inverclyde.

"This is a serious matter and the court must have regard to that and reflect that."

McIntosh was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment, backdated to when he was first remanded in custody.