Drug dealer jailed after being caught with £13k worth of heroin

A man caught with £13,220 worth of heroin and cocaine has been jailed for three years.

Craig Bonnar, 37, was in a motor which was halted in Rutherglen, before a later raid at a property in Glasgow’s Calton.

The 37-year-old pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possession with intent to supply heroin and being in possession of cocaine.

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Prosecutor Mhairi Alexander said: “Police identified a blue Skoda that was known to officers (on April 9 2020).

“The officer asked for assistance and another police vehicle attended and followed the car.

“At a red light, Bonnar appeared to reach down to get something at the passenger side.

“Police put on their blue lights and stopped Bonnar.

“He appeared shaky and pale as he exited.

“The police went on to search Bonnar and his car.”

The police discovered large number of individual bags inside all containing heroin.

On November 9, 2020, he was again stopped before a raid of a house in the city’s Calton, where more drugs were found.

The court heard a total of £13,220 of heroin and cocaine was discovered during the searches.

Callum Weir, defending stated: “He accepts his extremely poor decision making.

“He himself had been attacked and his lifestyle led to that.

“He is fortunate that it didn’t lead to more serious injuries.

“Mr Bonnar knows the kind of people involved in this.

“His concerns are no concerns but he knows the police are there for protection which can be offered.

“His decision making wasn’t helped by his own addiction issues and he has to deal with that.”

Sheriff Sean Murphy QC stated those who deal Class A drugs must expect a custodial sentence.

He said: “I found concern as at the time of the second incident you had already been caution and charged for the earlier incident.”

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