Tayside and Central Scotland

Woman, 24, jailed over heroin haul

A Dundee woman who was caught with £100,000 of heroin at the city's railway station has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Jennifer Donaldson, 24, from the Menzieshill area of the city, had pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin at an earlier appearance.

Defence advocate Matt Jackson told how Donaldson had been pressured into acting as a courier by drug barons.

They demanded payment for the heroin seized when she was jailed in 2011.

The defence advocate said that while serving a 30-month sentence, Donaldson had won awards for her short story writing.

He said she had been a model prisoner and had beaten her own addiction while behind bars.

But Donaldson, described by Mr Jackson as "intelligent and sensitive", turned to heroin again following the trauma of a relationship breaking up.

On 7 August she stepped off a train at Dundee's railway station to be met by police officers who had been tipped off that she had gone to Glasgow to collect heroin.

"It is clear you took a calculated risk," said judge Lord Uist.

"You must have known how serious the consequences would be for you, if caught with that amount of heroin."