Man jailed for using Falkirk home as drug 'safe house'

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A man who turned his Falkirk home into a safe house for drug dealers has been jailed for three years and eight months.

The High Court in Edinburgh was told police found drugs worth £85,000 at David Anderson's then home in St John's Avenue, Falkirk.

Anderson pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of ecstasy, cannabis resin and amphetamine.

The 25-year-old also admitted possessing £1,500 worth of cocaine.

Advocate depute Martin Macari told the court Anderson was caught after police stopped his car on 17 February as he waited for traffic lights to change.

He had told the officers a pocketful of cocaine was for his own use at the weekend.

'Safe house'

Police then found bars of cannabis resin, ecstasy tablets and amphetamine during a search of his home.

Later, while being questioned, he admitted operating a "safe house", said Mr Macari.

Anderson would pick up drugs and hold them until told to pass them on to others.

He admitted being concerned in the supply of drugs and to weighing and packaging the drugs lying round the house.

He said he agreed to help un-named dealers to pay off a £10,000 drug debt.

Jailing Anderson today, Lord Uist told him: "Whatever your precise involvement in the chain of supply was, it is clear you were involved in a substantial way."

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