Man stashed £4000 drugs in Haribo tub

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A Fife drug dealer whose stash was found in a Haribo tub has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Allan Reilly’s home in Cupar was raided in April this year following a tip-off to police.

Officers scoured his home - and eventually found £4000 worth of cocaine and cutting agents in a tub of the gummy sweets hidden inside a wheelie bin.

Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court: “He has previous convictions on indictment for being concerned in the supply of drugs for which he served three years in prison.

“As well as the drugs found in the Haribo tub there was a further bag of cutting agent, Benzocaine, in the kitchen on top of the fridge.

“His DNA was found in the knots of these bags.

“The maximum street value of the cocaine was £4050.”

Reilly, 32, a prisoner at HMP Perth, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of drugs on April 5 this year at an address in Constable Acre, Cupar, Fife.

Peter Robertson, defending, said: “He appreciates he faces a significant prison sentence.

“He had built up a debt in the thousands and was allowing the drugs to be held at his home as repayment.”

Sheriff Elizabeth Munro jailed Reilly for three years and nine months.

She said: “It is your criminal record that places you in the situation you are in today.

“Your last sentence was three years for exactly the same offence.

“The starting point here is five years - and I have considered remitting you to the High Court in case that wasn’t enough.

“However, that will be reduced to three years nine months for the timing of your plea.”