Sen­tence de­ferred

The Oban Times - - News -

A FORT Wil­liam man’s drug ad­dic­tion came to light when he was taken ill and rushed to the Belford Hos­pi­tal.

The town’s sher­iff court heard on Tues­day that Alas­dair Christo­pher Kelly, 46, of Flat 1, 33 High Street, Fort Wil­liam, ended up in hos­pi­tal for seven days in a med­i­cally-in­duced coma af­ter fall­ing ill.

Kelly ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing heroin on Au­gust 4 last year at his then home at Brown Court in the town.

Procu­ra­tor fis­cal An­drew Shanks said that the 7.1g ‘had a value of be­tween £200 and £250 in the form it was seized’.

Hamish Mel­rose, de­fence agent, said that Kelly had be­gun to use heroin five years ago dur­ing the time he was act­ing as carer for both his par­ents. ‘Since his ill­ness he has not taken any drugs,’ he added. Sher­iff Gor­don Fleet­wood de­ferred sen­tence un­til July 18 for a com­mu­nity jus­tice and so­cial work re­port to be pre­pared on Kelly.

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