Drug charges

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Three men and a woman have each made a brief ap­pear­ance in court fol­low­ing the seizure, near Dum­fries, of heroin with a value of around £50,000 along with some cash.

The four – An­thony Daw­son, 41, and An­gus Dou­glas, 71, both from Dum­fries; 35-year-old Claire Cameron, also from Dum­fries; and 43-year-old Alexan­der McNeil, from Pais­ley – were on a pe­ti­tion in pri­vate be­fore Sher­iff Ge­orge Jamieson.

They were all ac­cused of of­fences un­der the Mis­use of Drugs Act.

No plea was made by any and all were com­mit­ted for fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion.

All but Dou­glas were al­lowed bail and he was re­manded in cus­tody.

■ A 21-year-old man is to face trial on a charge of as­sault­ing a woman in a car.

Ryan Woods, of An­nan­dale Cres­cent, Lochmaben, pleaded not guilty to com­mit­ting the of­fence on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween De­cem­ber 1 and Septem­ber 9 at Ae For­est and An­nan­dale Cres­cent.

He was ac­cused of seiz­ing hold of her by the throat and ap­ply­ing pres­sure to it, press­ing her against a car seat, strik­ing her on the head and body and strik­ing her on the head with a com­puter.

Trial was set for Novem­ber at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

■ A 23-year-old man has been charged with as­sault­ing two other men at a neigh­bour­ing house in the Lochside es­tate in Dum­fries.

Luke Hay, of Lochside Road, Dum­fries, pleaded not guilty to as­sault­ing one man by seiz­ing him by the body and re­peat­edly punch­ing an­other man and caus­ing his body to strike a wall and fall onto the ground.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for Jan­uary.

■ A war­rant has been granted by the sher­iff at Dum­fries for the ar­rest of a 64-year-old woman who failed to ap­pear on a charge of ob­tain­ing em­ploy­ment sup­port al­lowance of £2,849 to which she wasn’t en­ti­tled.

Linda Dick­son, of Glas­gow Street, Dum­fries, had pre­vi­ously pleaded not guilty to mak­ing false state­ments to the Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions at Golf Av­enue in the town in 2013 by stat­ing she did not have cap­i­tal in ex­cess of £5,500.

■ A 36-year-old man who shouted and swore and made of­fen­sive re­marks to­wards a woman in Cas­tle Dou­glas, has been made the sub­ject of a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Michael Wright, of Burgh­field Road, Cas­tle Dou­glas, ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner at nearby Mer­rick Road in April.

He was or­dered to carry out 70 hours un­paid work.

His so­lic­i­tor said that Wright was re­spond­ing to al­le­ga­tions made on the so­cial me­dia web­site Face­book.

■ A teenager who struck an­other man in Locker­bie with a crutch has been fined £250 and or­dered to pay com­pen­sa­tion of £150.

Nine­teen-year-old Do­minic Mar­shall, of McGeoch Drive, Dum­fries, was found guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court of the as­sault at Well Road in Locker­bie in April.

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