Highlands & Islands

Lochaber dealer 'sold drugs for a decade'

A man who sold drugs in the Highlands for a decade has been jailed for six years.

Michael Cameron, 33, of Claggan, Fort William, was found guilty by a jury of being concerned in the supply of heroin between January 2002 and April 2012.

He was also convicted of supplying a tranquilliser and possessing sleeping tablets and a pain killer.

His solicitor advocate, Simon Whyte, told the High Court in Edinburgh that Cameron was not a "Mr Big".

He said the quantities of drugs were small and the supply was limited to a small number of users.

Cameron was a heroin addict himself, the court heard.

Passing sentence, judge Lady Wise told Cameron: "You earned a living from selling drugs.

"You contributed significantly to the misery and suffering of those addicted to controlled drugs."

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