Three charged with sup­ply­ing co­caine on site of for­mer pub

Po­lice said drugs worth £84,500 in­volved at Cri­eff Road in Perth

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS - PAUL REOCH pre­och@the­courier.co.uk

Three men ap­peared in court yes­ter­day charged with sup­ply­ing co­caine – said to be worth £84,500 – on the site of a for­mer Perth pub.

Dale Ad­dley, 42, of Glenogle Cres­cent, Perth, Ken­neth Pit­caithly, 39, of Junc­tion Road, Kin­ross, and James Kerr, 40, of Ar­gyll Road, Perth, all faced a charge of sup­ply­ing the class A drug at a build­ing site at 208 Cri­eff Road, Perth, on Thurs­day.

All three men ap­peared in pri­vate be­fore Sher­iff Christo­pher Shed at Perth and made no plea or dec­la­ra­tion.

They were all com­mit­ted for fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion but granted bail.

The po­lice pre­vi­ously said the drugs were worth £84,500.

The site in ques­tion was pre­vi­ously home to the 208 pub, which be­came a mecca for foot­ball sup­port­ers due to its lo­ca­tion op­po­site St John­stone’s ground, McDiarmid Park.

It closed its doors in Novem­ber 2016 and was de­mol­ished last year to make way for 24 two-bed­room coun­cil flats.

The new hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in

Cri­eff Road com­prises the for­mer site of the 208 pub along with a re­dun­dant lo­cal au­thor­ity lock-up site.

The lat­ter was also de­mol­ished last year.

The new flats are ex­pected to be com­pleted by Fe­bru­ary next year.

Perth Sher­iff Court, where three men ap­peared charged with sup­ply­ing co­caine.

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