Dealer jailed for sup­ply­ing heroin

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES -

A MAN has been jailed af­ter he ad­mit­ted deal­ing heroin.

Kevin Mckell, 32, of Green­bank Place, was due to face trial this month, but pleaded guilty at an in­ter­me­di­ate diet at Dundee Sher­iff Court.

Mckell ad­mit­ted that on March 7, on Green­bank Place, he was con­cerned in the sup­ply of heroin.

Fis­cal de­pute Kate Ir­win told the court: “Po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion he was con­cerned in the sup­ply of a con­trolled drug from his home ad­dress.

“A search war­rant was ob­tained and ex­e­cuted on March 7 at his home ad­dress, where he stayed with his two sis­ters.

“Brown pow­der was found in a safe. This was tested and found to be 28.1g of heroin. The drugs had a street value of around £1,400, along with scales and a quan­tity of cash, and a roll of cling film.

“The ac­cused stated: ‘It’s mine – what­ever you find, it’s mine’.”

The court was told that Mckell had been deal­ing to fund his own habit, and had since tried to seek help for his ad­dic­tion with a re­hab cen­tre in Greenock.

Sher­iff John Raf­ferty said: “You will be aware of the dam­age sell­ing such a drug has on the com­mu­nity.

“There’s only one pos­si­ble sen­tence here and that’s a cus­to­dial one. It would have been 12 months but I take into ac­count your plea.”

The sher­iff sen­tenced Mckell to nine months in prison.

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