Buckie man with £15k of heroin jailed for 10 months
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A Buckie man who confessed to police he had over £15,000 of heroin in his house was jailed for 10 months today.
Inverness Sheriff Court was told that officers had gone to 35 year old David Harrison's house in Harbour Road on December 17 last yearto check on his welfare.
Fiscal depute David Morton previously told the court that Harrison, now of Mackintosh Avenue, Portessie, took them to the bedroom where he had a large tub under his bed.
It contained four packages with a total quantity of 236 grams of the Class A narcotic, worth £15,700.
Harrison admitted possession of drugs with intent to supply and sentence was deferred last month for a background report.
He told officers that he was doing it as "a favour" and not financial gain.
Defence solicitor Grant Daglish told Sheriff Sara Matheson that his client was "fearful" of telling the police that the drugs were there because of threats towards his parents.
Jailing Harrison, Sheriff Matheson told him: "Drugs continue to be a scourge of many places in Scotland and anyone involved in the supply chain contribute to that."