Dalgety Bay co­caine dealer jailed for 45 months over £30k stash

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

A 25-year-old man has been jailed for drug deal­ing and hav­ing an of­fen­sive weapon in Dun­fermline.

Ste­wart Smith, of Mor­lich Road, Dalgety Bay, ap­peared for sen­tenc­ing at Dun­fermline Sher­iff Court and was given a 45-month prison term.

Smith ad­mit­ted that on December 1 at Carnegie Drive and Clu­nie Road, Dun­fermline, he was con­cerned in the sup­ply of co­caine. He also ad­mit­ted that on the same date at Carnegie Drive he was in pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon.

Po­lice had been called to the town cen­tre at 7.05pm and the of­fi­cers walked past a Vaux­hall Corsa on Pil­muir Street. There was a strong smell of cannabis com­ing from the ve­hi­cle.

Smith and his part­ner were in the ve­hi­cle at the time. Af­ter deal­ing with the ini­tial mat­ter, the of­fi­cers turned their at­ten­tion to Smith’s car. Smith drove off and was fol­lowed by the po­lice car with blue lights ac­ti­vated. He was de­tained and a search was car­ried out of the car and at the home of his part­ner, where he was liv­ing at the time. Drugs were found in the car and in the house with a street value of up to £30,000.

De­pute fis­cal Dev Ka­pa­dia said a wooden ba­ton was also seized from the car. Smith claimed it was used when he went fish­ing.

So­lic­i­tor Stephen Mor­ri­son said a block of co­caine had been given to Smith for “safe­keep­ing” af­ter he had run up drug debts.

“He con­tin­ued to use the drugs and the debts were sig­nif­i­cant – threats were made to him about harm be­ing done to him and his fam­ily,” he added.

Sher­iff Charles MacNair jailed Smith for 45 months.

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