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Michael McBride jailed for storing amphetamine in Renfrew

A man who allowed his home in Renfrewshire to be used as a safe house for drugs to pay off a cocaine debt has been jailed for three years.

Michael McBride, 27, was caught with amphetamine and lactose cutting agent, with a street value of up to £90,000 at his home in Renfrew in March 2012.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard he owed £1,000 and was told that his debt would be reduced if he agreed to help.

McBride pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of amphetamine.

Sentencing McBride, Lord Burns told him: "Your personal circumstances are such that it is extraordinary that you would have agreed to provide a safe house for drugs in circumstances where you have young children in that house."

The judge added: "I do take account of the fact that you were under some pressure to do what you agreed to do because of your level of debt."

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