Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee council workers found drugs courier, court hears

A drugs courier found in a flat that council officials had come to board up has been jailed for four years.

Stanley Banks was discovered lying on a bed at the property in Adamsons Court, Dundee, on 1 June.

The 22-year-old had agreed to ferry the heroin from Liverpool after running up a £1,500 of debts with Merseyside dealers.

Police seized a stash of the class A drug with a street value of £36,000 after a search of the flat.

Banks admitted at the High Court in Glasgow to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

Judge Lord Bonomy told the former gardener - who has a previous drugs conviction - that the jail-term would have been six years, but for his guilty plea.

Jonathan Crowe, defending, had earlier told the court that Banks agreed to take the heroin to Scotland after "a gun was literally put to his head" by dealers.

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