Glasgow & West Scotland

'High life' heroin dealer Sean Cunningham jailed

A man who was caught with almost £500,000 of heroin has been jailed for four years and nine months.

When police raided Sean Cunningham's flat in Tollcross, Glasgow, on 2 April last year, they found £2,230 in cash and 2kg of heroin.

The 25-year-old's fingerprints were also found on plastic packaging.

Cunningham admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin after telling a social worker he had fallen into debt and wanted to live the high life.

Financial reward

Jailing him at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Turnbull told Cunningham: "You were not getting the massive profit from this, however, you expected a financial reward which you said to the social worker would allow you to live the high life.

"This case involved heroin worth up to £500,000, but for your early plea I would have jailed you for six years."

The court heard that police received a tip-off that class A drugs were being adulterated at the flat.

They forced entry and found Cunningham in the flat. In a bedroom they found a hydraulic press and mixing bowls, cash and 2kg of heroin with a potential street value of £498,034.

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