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Aberdeen drug courier caught with heroin after crash on A90

An Aberdeen drug courier whose heroin haul was found after he was badly injured in a car crash on the A90 has been jailed for two years.

Stuart Edwards, 37, was one of 10 motorists involved in the accident between Perth and Dundee in 2010.

He sustained severe injuries including multiple broken bones.

At Dundee Sheriff Court, Edwards admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin with a maximum street value of £15,000.

The crash happened on black ice between Inchmichael and Inchture.

Edwards had begun his journey north from Lancaster after picking up a package in order to clear a drug debt.

The heroin was found in a bag after the crash.

Sheriff Tom Hughes said it was a "very serious offence".

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