A drug dealer who supplied heroin in Kirkcudbright has been jailed for 10 months.
Daniel Bell was caught after a police operation in Dumfries.
In court, Bell, 28, of Broomrigg Court, Dumfries, admitted supplying heroin at Burnett Avenue in the town, Shillinghill at Kirkcudbright and elsewhere in the region.
A solicitor told Dumfries Sheriff Court that Bell was not a heroin user but had run up substantial debts using cannabis and ended up by being paid for “dropping off”drugs.
The sheriff court heard that Bell admitted making a £2,000 profit during an eight month period to February last year.
Two teenagers are to face trial on charges of behaving in a threatening manner in Castle Douglas.
Andrew McMorrin, 18, of Riverside court, Palnackie, and a 17-yearold youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to driving past the Orangeworks Garage in Castle Douglas on various occasions between January and May shouting, making threats of violence, throwing a shotgun cartridge and making offensive gestures at others.
They also denied making threats to others at Lochside Park in Castle Douglas in June, striking a dog with a stone to its injury and kicking it.
The 17-year-old in addition is alleged to have thrown a rock at the face of a springer spaniel causing it injury and kicking at the ribs of a Bull Mastiff causing it to fall.
Trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been set for January.
A man has been charged with behaving in a threatening manner at a woman’s house in Dalbeattie.
Brandon Avilez, 22, of High Street, Dalbeattie, pleaded not guilty to acting aggressively at Port Street in September, shouting, swearing and threatening her and another person with violence.Trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been set for December.
Two teenagers are to face trial at Dumfries sheriff Court on charges of behaving in a threatening manner.
Michael Angus, 18, of Alloway Road, Dumfries, and 19-year-old Jamielee Tregartha, ofWoodside Court, Dalbeattie, pleaded not guilty to making threats of violence towards a man at Alloway Avenue and repeatedly banging on his door in September.
Tregartha also denied resisting police and struggling violently.Trial was set for January.
A 39-year-old man has been charged with two offences of theft at the Co-op store in Cotton Street in Castle Douglas.
Matthew Howes, of Darlison Avenue, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty at the town’s sheriff court to stealing food and toilet rolls at the store in February and stealing drink there the following month. Trial was set for January.
Trial has been set for January in a case in which 39-year-old twin sisters have been accused of stealing a quantity of cash in Dalbeattie.
Vanessa Dickson, of Lochside Road, and Martine Dickson,of Millburn Avenue, both Dumfries, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offence at Urr Road in Dalbeattie in January.