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Jail for drug dealer

A drug dealer who admitted supplying cocaine worth more than £400,000 has been jailed for three years.

Police surveillance officers watched as John McNeill, 50, handed over the drugs to another man in a car park in Glasgow in March 2017.

The courier was arrested in Dundee later that day and found with plastic bags containing cocaine worth £405,000.

McNeill’s DNA was later found on the bags and police obtained a warrant to search his house in Glasgow.

The search uncovered heroin worth nearly £75,000 along with a hydraulic press, cutting agents and other items used to process heroin to street level quality. 

McNeill, from Glasgow, admitted two charges of being concerned in supplying drugs and that the offences were linked with serious crime.

Procurator Fiscal for Specialist Casework, Liam Murphy, said:

“This case demonstrates our commitment to prosecuting serious organised crime and those who bring harmful drugs into our communities.”