Partner in drugs ring jailed
A Dundee man has been jailed for more than four years after he admitted being part of a UK drugs ring.
Michael Murray, who is also known as Michael Carroll, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday.
Carroll, 33, was part of a gang which was caught with almost £380,000 of illegal drugs of various classes on August 7 and September 28 2017, in Dundee, Glasgow and other locations across the country.
Two co-defendants – Lee Curtin, 42, and Donald Gray, 50, – were sentenced to three years and one month for their roles in the operation.
The three men were all caught during a major coordinated police operation in Liverpool. As a result of Operation Silvara, the dealers were discovered with more than £12,500 of heroin, £280,000 of cannabis resin, £40,000 of other forms of cannabis and £45,960 of highpurity cocaine.
The group was also rumbled with £15,000 in cash which had purportedly been earned through illicit drug deals.
A not guilty plea from another co-accused, David Donaldson, 39, was accepted by the Crown.
Officers from the serious crime and counter terrorism unit at Police Scotland welcomed the sentences.
Detective Constable David Johnstone said: “Today’s sentencing re-enforces the message that serious organised crime has no place in our society.”