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'Incorrigible' drug dealer Graeme Fisher jailed

A man who a judge described as having "an appalling record of previous offending" has been jailed for seven years for his latest drugs crime.

Graeme Fisher, 31, was caught with heroin and diazepam after fleeing from a house in Dalmuir in February where police went to try and trace a man.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard Fisher was out on licence at the time.

Judge Lord Pentland said the latest offence demonstrated that he was an "incorrigible" drug offender.

The court heard that police went to the flat in Burnside Court, Dalmuir, West Dunbartonshire, to try and trace a man and make sure he was safe and well.

Scales and syringes

They found the door open but found no one at home. A short time later they heard the sound of people arriving.

An seeing the officers, Fisher fled down the stairs but was chased and detained.

Fisher was searched and found to have heroin with a street value of £7,800 and 281 diazepam tablets.

A search of his home recovered scales, a packet of plastic bags and syringes.

Fisher, from Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire, later pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin and diazepam at Burnside Court on 17 February this year.

It emerged in court that he has previous convictions for drug related offences and was out on licence from a prison sentence at the time of the latest crime.

Lord Pentland told him he had "an appalling record of previous offending" especially for drug crime.

The judge said the circumstances of the latest offence demonstrated that he was an "incorrigible" drug offender.

He added: "The courts have made it clear that those persons who choose to play a part, for whatever reason, in this pernicious trade which causes so much misery must expect to receive heavy sentences of imprisonment."

He ordered that Fisher should be returned to prison to serve a year from a previous sentence and jailed him for a further six years for the latest offences.

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