Three jailed over £378k drugs haul

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY CIARAN SHANKS

THREE men caught with a £378,000 drugs haul in Dundee have been jailed.

Michael Car­roll, 33, Lee Curtin, 42, and Don­ald Gray, 50, are be­hind bars af­ter ad­mit­ting their part in a ma­jor drugs op­er­a­tion across the city and else­where in the UK.

The trio were snared as part of Op­er­a­tion Sil­vara, which was led by Po­lice Scot­land’s or­gan­ised crime and counter ter­ror­ism unit.

The drugs re­cov­ered in­cluded cannabis resin worth £280,000, other forms of cannabis val­ued at £40,000, high-pu­rity co­caine worth £45,960 and heroin val­ued at £12,500.

Curtin, of Liver­pool, was con­victed of be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis, a Class B drug, in Raglan Street, on Fe­bru­ary 9 last year.

All three men pleaded guilty to be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis resin in Old Glamis Road, Beauly Av­enue and Dun­more Street, in an un­clas­si­fied road in Burn­brae, Kin­ross, and in West­burn Cres­cent, Ruther­glen, and else­where be­tween Au­gust 7-31 last year. Car­roll, of Dundee, com­mit­ted the of­fence af­ter be­ing granted bail at Dundee Sher­iff Court on Jan­uary 4 2017.

All three men ad­mit­ted be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of heroin be­tween Au­gust 7- Septem­ber 28 last year.

They ad­mit­ted sup­ply­ing the Class A drug in Beauly Av­enue, Dun­more Street, West­burn Cres­cent, Hilda Road and Tyn­wald Place in Liver­pool and else­where un­known.

Car­roll also breached his bail or­der dur­ing this of­fence. A not guilty plea by co-ac­cused David Don­ald­son, 39, was ac­cepted by the Crown.

At the High Court in Glas­gow, Car­roll was sen­tenced to four years and six months in prison, back­dated to last Septem­ber.

Gray, of Glas­gow, and Curtin were each sen­tenced to three years and one month in prison.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble David John­stone, of the or­gan­ised crime and counter ter­ror­ism unit, said: “Op­er­a­tion Sil­vara was an in­tel­li­gence-led op­er­a­tion which led to the re­cov­ery of more than £15,000 in cash and over £220,000 of Class A and Class B con­trolled drugs which would have caused sig­nif­i­cant harm and mis­ery to our com­mu­ni­ties if they had reached their in­tended des­ti­na­tion.

“Po­lice Scot­land is com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing the tragic im­pact of drugs on in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties.”

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The High Court in Glas­gow

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