A DRUG courier snared as a result of police may scent hashish in his automobile after they stopped him for a routine test was jailed for 14 months on Tuesday
Once they searched the boot, they discovered greater than 50,000 Etizolam tablets value £20,000.
Shaun McPherson, 24, from Dundee was stopped behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Polo in Glasgow’s Townhead final December.
Glasgow Sheriff Courtroom heard officers smelled hashish and searched the automobile.
Prosecutor Lauren McRobert instructed the courtroom £4,000 in money was discovered within the glovebox in addition to polythene baggage and scales.
A provider bag containing 50,712 tablets was later recovered from the boot.
Miss McRobert mentioned: “They had been analysed and located to be Etizolam. They’ve a avenue worth of £20,000.”
The dad-of-one was arrested earlier than pleading responsible to worrying within the provide of Etizolam.
His lawyer instructed the courtroom that McPherson was a courier who turned concerned as a result of he obtained into debt.
He added: “Mr McPherson mentioned he had no different choice however to simply accept because of the debt he was in.
“He was a hyperlink within the chain, he provided these medication and he understands that.
“There isn’t any suggestion, and the Crown agree, that he was something aside from a courier.”
Sheriff Andrew Cubie instructed McPherson: “I settle for that you just had been a courier however you’re an essential hyperlink within the chain.
“While you turned a courier, you turned complicit in dragging folks like your self into medication and debt.”