Caught with drugs

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

A drug dealer was caught with £ 250 worth of heroin dur­ing a po­lice bust.

Of­fi­cers armed with a war­rant raided a Prest­wick flat find­ing Ger­ald Am­brose in pos­ses­sion of seven grams of the drug.

They con­ducted the search on July 18 at Kil­do­nan House, Ayr Sher­iff Court heard last week.

De­pute fis­cal Ja­cob Tom­nay said: “Af­ter the search Mr Am­brose was cau­tioned and charged and said it was for his own use.”

Lawyer Colin Adam said Am­brose, 43, and two other drug users bunched to­gether to buy the di­amor­phine in bulk.

Mr Adam said:“He had taken the re­spon­si­bil­ity of mak­ing the pur­chase. The drugs were to be di­vided three ways.” De­scrib­ing Am­brose’s mo­tives, he said it was so­cial sup­ply rather than com­mer­cial.

Am­brose, of Limekiln Wynd, Moss­blown, ad­mit­ted hav­ing di­amor­phine in his pos­ses­sion with in­tent to sup­ply to another or oth­ers.

On sen­tenc­ing, Sher­iff Ca­role Cun­ning­ham said he avoided pri­son by the“nar­row­est of mar­gins.”

The Sher­iff or­dered him to carry out 180 months of un­paid work and un­dergo com­mu­nity su­per­vi­sion for 12 months.

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