Gartcosh man jailed for drugs offences

The High Court in Aberdeen
The High Court in Aberdeen

A 34-year-old man was sentenced to two years at Aberdeen High Court for offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Thursday.

John McCallum from Gartcosh was observed in Dundee allowing another man to remove a bag from his car on February 27, 2014. Shortly afterwards, a property was searched and within the same bag observed earlier a quantity of Diamorphine with a maximum potential street value of £50,000 was recovered.

On March 29, 2014, McCallum was detained in his Mercedes in Glasgow and a quantity of cocaine was seized with a maximum potential street value of £140,000.

McCallum, of Gartcosh, pleaded guilty to both charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on February 27, 2015 and was remanded in custody until sentencing.

Detective Superintendent David Gordon of the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit said: “This was a significant seizure of Class A drugs destined for our streets and is testament to Police Scotland’s dedication to pursuing offenders of drug crime and ensuring they are brought before the courts.

“We need the help of our communities to tackle the illegal supply of controlled drugs and if any member of the public has information I would ask them to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”