Jailed after £15,000 drug haul

Cupar Sheriff Court.

Cupar Sheriff Court.

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AN Auchtermuchty man who stashed almost £15,000 worth of drugs in a cereal box has been jailed for a year.

Police found 1480g of amphetamine with a street value of £10 a gram when they searched Thomas Simpson’s home at 8 Lochiebank Place, Cupar Sheriff Court heard.

The 25-year-old was keeping the drugs for a dealer friend, the court was told, but he was shocked when he found out how much they were worth.

Simpson had earlier admitted having the amphetamine in his possession with intent to supply it on November 9 last year.

His solicitor, David Bell, said that his client was having money troubles and agreed to provide a safe house for the drugs, although he didn’t know how much he would be paid.

He had made ‘the biggest mistake of his life’ and had now shunned illicit drugs and turned his life around.

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Simpson that people who held drugs for others were a vital link in the drug supply chain.

“These cases have to be treated very seriously,” he said.

“There is no appropriate sentence other than custody.”