Drug user gets six months
AN OBAN drug user was sentenced to six months in prison after he pled guilty to struggling with police officers and swallowing a quantity of drugs in a supermarket car park on March 25.
David MacGillivray, 39, of 9 MacGregor Court, was said by police officers to be behaving in a ‘furtive manner’ by ‘dodging around cars and trying to hide’ when he came to their attention.
Two police officers tried to apprehended MacGillivray, but he obstructed them, and the incident ended with the accused swallowing a small packet, Oban Sheriff Court heard on Monday.
He was taken to hospital and later released into police custody.
MacGillivray said he had held down a job at a local supermarket until it relocated and since then he had retrained and he was now licensed to be a spotter for workforces using heavy machinery.
Defence agent Kevin McGinness said MacGillivray had turned his life around and hoped to be in full-time employment if he was spared a custodial sentence.
However, Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC said MacGillivrary had done ‘too little and too late’ and would serve a six-month custodial sentence.