Drug twins jailed

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Two Mother­well men have been jailed after plead­ing guilty to the sup­ply of con­trolled drugs.

Drew Southall, 22, was sen­tenced to 15 months and his twin brother, Adam, was handed an 11-month stretch this week at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court.

The court heard that po­lice stopped a car in Bell Quad­rant, Carfin, Mother­well, on July 5, and re­cov­ered a quan­tity of drugs, be­lieved to be cannabis.

As a re­sult of the stop, of­fi­cers, act­ing un­der war­rant, then searched a house in Wilkie Drive, Holy­town, and a flat in Blyth Place, Bar­la­nark, Glas­gow, and re­cov­ered fur­ther drugs, also be­lieved to be cannabis.

The to­tal value of the find was ap­prox­i­mately £55,000.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Graeme Nay­smith of the Or­gan­ised Crime and Counter Ter­ror­ism Unit, Po­lice Scot­land, said:“I hope the sen­tence pro­vided to Adam and Drew Southall serves as a warn­ing to those in­volved in drug deal­ing and as­so­ci­ated crim­i­nal­ity.

“These in­di­vid­u­als have no re­gard for the harm they cause to com­mu­ni­ties as their main mo­ti­va­tor was mak­ing money from their il­licit ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Tar­get­ing those in­volved in drugs re­mains a pri­or­ity for Po­lice Scot­land. Peo­ple can be as­sured that we will do ev­ery­thing in our power to rid our com­mu­ni­ties of drugs.”

Jail Drew, top, and Adam Southall

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