Heroin dealer

The Galloway News - - DECISION TIME -

A drug dealer who sup­plied heroin in Kirkcud­bright has been jailed for 10 months.

Daniel Bell was caught af­ter a po­lice op­er­a­tion in Dum­fries.

In court, Bell, 28, of Broom­rigg Court, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted sup­ply­ing heroin at Bur­nett Av­enue in the town, Shillinghill at Kirkcud­bright and else­where in the re­gion.

A so­lic­i­tor told Dum­fries Sher­iff Court that Bell was not a heroin user but had run up sub­stan­tial debts us­ing cannabis and ended up by be­ing paid for “drop­ping off”drugs.

The sher­iff court heard that Bell ad­mit­ted mak­ing a £2,000 profit dur­ing an eight month pe­riod to Fe­bru­ary last year.

Two teenagers are to face trial on charges of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner in Cas­tle Dou­glas.

An­drew McMor­rin, 18, of River­side court, Pal­nackie, and a 17-yearold youth, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, pleaded not guilty to driv­ing past the Orange­works Garage in Cas­tle Dou­glas on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween Jan­uary and May shout­ing, mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence, throw­ing a shot­gun car­tridge and mak­ing of­fen­sive ges­tures at oth­ers.

They also de­nied mak­ing threats to oth­ers at Lochside Park in Cas­tle Dou­glas in June, strik­ing a dog with a stone to its in­jury and kick­ing it.

The 17-year-old in ad­di­tion is al­leged to have thrown a rock at the face of a springer spaniel caus­ing it in­jury and kick­ing at the ribs of a Bull Mas­tiff caus­ing it to fall.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for Jan­uary.

A man has been charged with be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner at a woman’s house in Dal­beat­tie.

Bran­don Avilez, 22, of High Street, Dal­beat­tie, pleaded not guilty to act­ing ag­gres­sively at Port Street in Septem­ber, shout­ing, swear­ing and threat­en­ing her and an­other per­son with vi­o­lence.Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for De­cem­ber.

Two teenagers are to face trial at Dum­fries sher­iff Court on charges of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner.

Michael An­gus, 18, of Al­loway Road, Dum­fries, and 19-year-old Jamielee Tre­gartha, ofWood­side Court, Dal­beat­tie, pleaded not guilty to mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence to­wards a man at Al­loway Av­enue and re­peat­edly bang­ing on his door in Septem­ber.

Tre­gartha also de­nied re­sist­ing po­lice and strug­gling vi­o­lently.Trial was set for Jan­uary.

A 39-year-old man has been charged with two of­fences of theft at the Co-op store in Cot­ton Street in Cas­tle Dou­glas.

Matthew Howes, of Darli­son Av­enue, Dum­fries, pleaded not guilty at the town’s sher­iff court to steal­ing food and toi­let rolls at the store in Fe­bru­ary and steal­ing drink there the fol­low­ing month. Trial was set for Jan­uary.

Trial has been set for Jan­uary in a case in which 39-year-old twin sis­ters have been ac­cused of steal­ing a quan­tity of cash in Dal­beat­tie.

Vanessa Dick­son, of Lochside Road, and Martine Dick­son,of Mill­burn Av­enue, both Dum­fries, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to com­mit­ting the of­fence at Urr Road in Dal­beat­tie in Jan­uary.

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