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Cocaine stash in pants man Steven Blair jailed for 46 months

A 28-year-old man who was caught with a £410,000 haul of cocaine - including a package of the drug in his underwear - has been jailed for 46 months.

Steven Blair was caught with the drug in his car in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on 2 October last year.

He later admitted acting as a courier to pay off a £2,000 gambling debt.

The High Court in Glasgow heard Blair was a former promising footballer who had spells with Rangers and Newcastle before working as a scaffolder.

Jailing him, judge Lord Burns told father-of-one Blair: "It is tragic that you became involved in this. You brought shame not only to yourself, but on your family. However, I accept you are remorseful."

Lord Burns said that, but for his early guilty plea, he would have jailed Blair for five and a half years.

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