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Drug dealer Peter Wingate caught with heroin in cell

Low Moss Prison Image copyright SPS
Image caption Wingate was caught with the contraband in his cell at Low Moss Prison

A convicted drug dealer has been jailed for 22 months after being caught with heroin and cocaine in his prison cell.

Peter Wingate, 34, admitted possessing the drugs, along with mobile phone sim cards and a weapon, at Low Moss Prison, Bishopbriggs, on 6 June last year.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how Wingate had been in the East Dunbartonshire jail for one day after being recalled to finish an earlier sentence.

He was caught after prison officers searched his cell following a tip off.

Razor blade

The court heard how the officers saw Wingate place his hand in his pocket then move it towards his mouth.

When he was restrained, the officers found a small white package that later tested positive for cocaine.

A full search of the cell uncovered three mobile phone sim cards, one micro SD card, bags of heroin and a razor blade secured in a toothbrush handle.

The court heard that Wingate was jailed for four years in 2008 after heroin and cocaine worth £55,000 was discovered at his home in Paisley.

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