Fife heroin dealer jailed for 14 months
A Fife man has been jailed for 14 months for dealing heroin from his home.
Police found 52.6g of the drug during a raid with an estimated value of £5500.
Robbie Grieve (24), of Castle Avenue, Crosshill, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He previously admitted that between 9th and 12th June at his home he was concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, diamorphine.
Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client had bought the drugs to sell on to “friends and family”.
“A practice had developed for them to club together to buy heroin more cheaply,” he added.
“On this occasion it was being held by Mr Grieve before being sub-divided between friends and family.
“These were all people who knew each other for a very long time. All were involved in the drugs scene but that doesn’t remove the immorality of the situation, it just puts it into some context.”
The solicitor said his client disputed the value of the drugs with his estimated much lower, at £800.
However, Sheriff Charles MacNair was not impressed by Grieve’s version of events.
The sheriff told him, “You were concerned in the supply of diamorphine and it’s clear from text messages that you sent that there was a significant number of people obtaining drugs from you.
“You accept it was commercial because your business of selling drugs funded your own drug use.”
Sheriff MacNair jailed Grieve for 14 months and ordered forfeiture of £350 in cash seized by police.