Jailed drug dealer threatened to kill
Thug made violent threats to his ex-partner
A Bonhill drug dealer who is serving an eight- and- a- half year sentence was back in the dock after admitting threatening to kill his ex partner.
Kevin Power was hauled to Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week to face a string of offences involving crimes against hi sex, producing cannabis and driving convictions.
One of them included threatening to kill her and her family in text messages.
The 35- year- old was locked up earlier this month at the High Court in Edinburgh after trying to extort thousands of pounds from relatives of those he claimed owed him drugs debts.
The High Court in Glasgow previously heard how Power attempted to obtain £1500 from the mother of one of his “customers” and £ 1700 from the family of another between January and March this year.
He also threatened family members of another “client” telling them that their homes would be damaged and they would suffer violence if they didn’t pay up.
He was found guilty last month of extortion, assault and drug possession charges.
He was also found guilty of being concerned in the supply of heroin in Bonhill between December last year and March and convicted of assaulting a “client” on January 31 and another on February 27, both in O’Hare, Bonhill.
On both occasions Power demanded money from his victims. During sentencing by Judge Tom Hughes, Power was also told that he will be supervised for 18 months once released from prison.
He added :“You participated in the evil drugs trade - a trade which we all have to suffer in Scotland. You caused severe distress and concern to these families. You brought misery and suffering to people who lost their jobs due to their addiction.”
Power, formerly of Pappert, was jailed again for 19 months on Friday last week but the term will run concurrently with his current sentence, meaning his release date will not be affected. Power admitted repeatedly sending his ex text messages, where he made violent threats, including threatening to kill her and her family on December 2, 2015 at Strathleven Drive.
The offence placed her in a state of fear and alarm for her safety.
The following day he was caught producing cannabis resin at his Pappert home.
On January 20 last year at his home, he behaved in a threatening and abusive manner by shouting and swearing at the woman and gesticulating at her in an aggressive way.
His next crime took place on February 8 and 9 last year, when he repeatedly sent further text messages to the woman demanding that he respond to her.
He was also on two bail orders at the time, which had been imposed on him at Dumbarton Sheriff Court five days earlier on February 3.
His crime spree continued again on April 7 , 2016 when he was caught driving without insurance in Pappert.
On the same date, at Clydebank Police Office, he was also caught i n possession of class A cocaine.
Sentencing last week, Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: “I have five matters where I have to impose a sentence to bring them to a conclusion.”
Alan Murdoch, defending, said: “Mr Power very much regrets the circumstances he found himself in.”
Sheriff Hendry said: “I am imposing sentence on all these cases. None will have the effect of affecting your liberty date.”
Mr Power very much regrets the circumstances he found himself in Solicitor Alan Murdoch