Anthony McGurran jailed over £1.2m heroin and cocaine haul

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A man who was caught with more than £1m of heroin and cocaine at his home in Glasgow has been jailed for 52 months.

Anthony McGurran, 26, admitted storing the drugs at his home in the city's Springhill area on 25 July.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how police discovered 7.75 kilos of heroin worth up to £542,000 and cocaine worth up to £710,000.

McGurran later said he became involved after his cocaine use left him hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt.

Advocate depute Murdoch Mactaggart, prosecuting, told an earlier hearing how a tip-off took police to McGurran's home.

When officers confronted him, he told them: "I don't know exactly what's in the house."

A search revealed scales and more than a kilo of caffeine and paracetamol, often used to cut or dilute heroin.

'Not prime mover'

Mr Mactaggart said a number of packages of were found in a shoe-box and a block of white powder in a holdall in the bedroom.

It was later found that the 7.75 kilos of heroin had a possible street value of £542,000 and the high-purity block of cocaine could have been worth up to £710,000.

Jailing McGurran, judge Lord Turnbull told him: "I accept, as is obvious, you were not the prime mover in this enterprise."

The judge said, however, that he could not ignore the significant value of the drugs.

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