Man ad­mits £200k drug rap

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

A chef is be­hind bars af­ter police seized more than £200,000 of Class A drugs.

Alan Dowl­ing, 49, was held af­ter his home in Al­ford Place, Lin­wood, was raided last July.

A judge heard how of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered a large haul of co­caine and ec­stasy.

Dowl­ing had also been clocked near the cafe where he worked, in Glas­gow’s Strath­bubgo neigh­bour­hood, mak­ing a drugs han­dover to Ni­cholas Bal­four.

It led to Dowl­ing yes­ter­day plead­ing guilty to be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of co­caine a and ec­stasy.

Pipe fit­ter Bal­four, 31, of the city’s Dru­moyne, ad­mit­ted the same co­caine charge.

Lady Rae re­manded both in c cus­tody at the High Court in Glas­gow and de­ferred sen­tenc­ing un­til next month.

Pros­e­cu­tor Owen Mullan said t the co­caine – in­clud­ing the stash h handed to Bal­four – had a po­ten­tial value of £189,900 with the ec­stasy val­ued at £17,000.

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