Dalgety Bay cocaine dealer jailed for 45 months over £30k stash
A 25-year-old man has been jailed for drug dealing and having an offensive weapon in Dunfermline.
Stewart Smith, of Morlich Road, Dalgety Bay, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and was given a 45-month prison term.
Smith admitted that on December 1 at Carnegie Drive and Clunie Road, Dunfermline, he was concerned in the supply of cocaine. He also admitted that on the same date at Carnegie Drive he was in possession of an offensive weapon.
Police had been called to the town centre at 7.05pm and the officers walked past a Vauxhall Corsa on Pilmuir Street. There was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle.
Smith and his partner were in the vehicle at the time. After dealing with the initial matter, the officers turned their attention to Smith’s car. Smith drove off and was followed by the police car with blue lights activated. He was detained and a search was carried out of the car and at the home of his partner, where he was living at the time. Drugs were found in the car and in the house with a street value of up to £30,000.
Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said a wooden baton was also seized from the car. Smith claimed it was used when he went fishing.
Solicitor Stephen Morrison said a block of cocaine had been given to Smith for “safekeeping” after he had run up drug debts.
“He continued to use the drugs and the debts were significant – threats were made to him about harm being done to him and his family,” he added.
Sheriff Charles MacNair jailed Smith for 45 months.