Tayside and Central Scotland

Drug dealer James Stevens jailed after railway raid

A drug dealer from Liverpool who was caught with a bag containing more than £100,000 of heroin at Dundee railway station has been jailed for two years.

James Stevens had previously admitted being concerned in the supply of more than 1kg of heroin on 27 April 2011.

Tayside Police detained Stevens after receiving intelligence about a large quantity of class A drugs.

They traced Stevens to a telephone kiosk where he was standing with a holdall containing the heroin.

He was taken to police headquarters where it was found that holdall contained 1,033 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of £103,300.

Det Insp Mike Pirie said: ''Quantities of heroin such as this have the potential to destroy many, many lives and I am delighted this is a kilo of heroin that will never reach the streets of Dundee, or anywhere else in the region for that matter.

''Another drug dealer is paying for the consequences of his actions and he is no longer free to plot a course to Dundee and distribute this dangerous drug within our communities."

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