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Dealer caught by police in Inverness drugs den

By Ali Morrison

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Police raided a property in Glendoe Terrace in Inverness. Picture: Google Streetview
Police raided a property in Glendoe Terrace in Inverness. Picture: Google Streetview

A police raid on an Inverness property discovered a drug dealing den with several people inside.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard one of them was Stephanie Lewicki (31), now of Galloway Drive, Culloden.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard this week that police executed a drug search warrant at a house in the city’s Glendoe Terrace on August 2, 2021.

Fiscal depute Susan Love said: “Entry was gained using force. Along with a number of others, the accused Lewicki was found within the living room, standing directly behind the living room door.

“A search of the property commenced. From the accused Lewicki a pipe was recovered. From a bag containing her belongings, a light coloured Samsung phone was recovered which has been identified as belonging to the accused.

“From within the property itself and the other occupants, a number of controlled drugs and drugs paraphernalia was recovered.”

Lewicki was interviewed by police and denied being involved in the supply of controlled drugs, stating that she was just at the property visiting a friend. But she confirmed the Samsung phone was her own.

However Ms Love told the court that one of the other individuals found within the property was interviewed and stated that the accused Lewicki was involved in the supply of controlled drugs.

“The accused’s mobile phone was examined and text messages indicative of her being involved in the supply of cocaine were found, dating from June 17, 2021,” she said. “In total, around £380 worth of cocaine was recovered from the property.” Sentence on Lewicki was deferred until March 14 for a background report and defence solicitor David Patterson reserved his comments in mitigation until then.

told Sheriff Gary Aitken

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