Fife heroin dealer jailed for 32 months


A Fife heroin dealer, who had a large quantity of drugs in his home, has been jailed for two years and eight months. 

Stewart Murray (32) admitted that between 20th April and 9th August at an address in Main Street, Lochgelly and at Dunfermline police station, he was concerned in the supply of diamorphine. 

Depute fiscal Ron Hay said police received information that Murray was involved in the supply of heroin at his home in Main Street. 

When a search warrant was granted and executed, Murray was not at home but a female was present, saying she was staying there for a few days. 

In the property, there was a bag found containing over 100 grams of heroin, with a potential street value of £10,600. There were also two sets of scales, three mobile phones and £215 in cash. 

When he was interviewed by police later, Murray said he was keeping the drugs for someone. 

On 9th August, Murray was arrested on a warrant and taken to Dunfermline police station. During a search, a bag of heroin was found and had a value of around £730, he added. 

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett admitted his client had a “fairly substantial record” and a long history of drug misuse. 

Sheriff Charles MacNair told Murray, “You have a bad record of drug-related offences including a previous conviction for dealing.” He jailed him for 32 months.


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