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Birmingham father ‘a young man being used’, Inverness court is told

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A young Birmingham father was told he was putting his life and liberty at risk by being used by hardened drug dealers.

Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

Kain Trowers, aged 22, was appearing for sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court after sentence was deferred on him following his guilty plea to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

Trowers of Clayton Walk was arrested following a police raid on a property in Brown Street on November 11, 2021, which recovered phones, cash totalling £423 and two wraps of the Class A drugs. The narcotics had a street value of £570.

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Fiscal depute Robert Weir said police had to force entry and found three people inside, including Trowers.

During Trowers first appearance, defence solicitor Marc Dickson said his client was a father of one child with another on the way.

Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald also commented: "He looks like a young man being used by others."

At sentencing, Mr Dickson added: "He was someone who was not making a profit from this. He was prevailed upon to do what he was doing.

"He is keen to move his life forward without involving criminality."

Mr Dickson also said his client had been a stabbing victim previously but did not say if it was connected with his client's drugs involvement.

Sheriff Macdonald ordered Trowers to carry out 135 hours of unpaid community work and remain under social work supervision for a year.

She told him: "This is a dangerous business you involved yourself in. You were part of a bigger operation and you were being used.

"You were just a means to make money for these people who didn't care about you. You risked your life and liberty for them."

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