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Inverlochy drug dealer Peter MacLean jailed

High Court in Edinburgh. Pic: Crown copyright
Image caption Peter MacLean was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh

A man who admitted supplying cocaine with an estimated street value of almost £20,000 has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard that Peter MacLean, 30, from Inverlochy, near Fort William, had been the subject of a police surveillance operation.

The court also heard he was banned from driving when he was stopped and arrested by police in June 2010.

MacLean was headed for the RockNess festival near Inverness at the time.

Judge Lord Hardie said MacLean was a target for police surveillance and on two separate occasions was concerned in the supply of cocaine.

The judge said: "I am sure you are all too aware of the harm that Class A drugs cause to society generally, not just to the abusers of the drugs but also to their families and other people."

MacLean was jailed after he admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine and a further six months for driving while disqualified.

Lord Hardie also banned MacLean from driving for three years and told him he would be disqualified until he passed an extended driving test.

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