Drug dealer out on bail pend­ing ap­peal

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

THE SCOT­TISH Court Ser­vice has con­firmed an Oban man is out on bail pend­ing ap­peal against his sen­tence after he pled guilty to in­tent to sup­ply am­phet­a­mines and pos­ses­sion of cannabis.

Lawrie Camp­bell, 52, 7 Jura Road, Soroba, Oban, was granted bail on Novem­ber 16 and was re­leased from jail on tem­po­rary bail while the Sher­iff Ap­peal Court as­sesses his claim. It will take two to three weeks for his case to be re­viewed.

Camp­bell was sen­tenced to seven months in jail on Novem­ber 7. He and a co-ac­cused, who also pled guilty, were stopped by po­lice in Oban after a tip off from a wit­ness who said there had been an ex­change of a pack­age.

Po­lice then stopped the co-ac­cused after he had handed over a pack­age to Camp­bell. When po­lice opened the plas­tic bag, it had within it £1,600 worth of am­phet­a­mines. Camp­bell said half the pack­age was for his per­sonal use. He said his fam­ily did not know that he had a 15-year-long ad­dic­tion to am­phet­a­mines.

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