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Jailed man ordered to hand over £37,000

A man jailed after police seized drugs from him and a former footballer has been ordered to hand over £37,000 in crime profits.

Kristopher O'Malley passed almost a kilo of drugs to former Stirling Albion and Morton striker Alex Williams.

Two carrier bags were found in Williams' car by police in Pollok, Glasgow, in September 2011.

O'Malley was jailed for 27 months, while Williams was jailed for 32 months in February.

O'Malley, 27, of Glenboig, North Lanarkshire, and Williams, 30, both pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of the drugs.

The Crown began proceedings to seize any profits of crime from O'Malley following the verdict.

Crime profits

The High Court in Edinburgh heard that a settlement had been reached in the action, with O'Malley's benefit from general criminal conduct put at £190,000.

Advocate depute Barry Divers said a confiscation order should be made in the sum of £37,000, which constituted "the realisable assets" of O'Malley.

Under the order he will lose a quad bike and other assets.

Police had been keeping watch on September 16, 2011, when O'Malley was seen walking in Glenboig and using a mobile phone with a polythene bag under his arm.

An Audi was seen to draw up beside him and the bag was passed to Williams, the front seat passenger in car.

As a police search of the vehicle began, the former footballer confirmed drugs were in the car, but said he did not know what they were.

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