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Sheriff warns Inverness and Harris youths of 'likely outcome' ahead of sentencing for drug dealing in the Highland capital

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Inverness Sheriff Court.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..Tourists outside Inverness Sheriff Court at the castle.
Inverness Sheriff Court.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..Tourists outside Inverness Sheriff Court at the castle.

TWO youths who were dealing in drugs from a house in Inverness were warned they know what they could expect when they are sentenced later this month.

Coran Wells (18), from Hargabost in Harris, and Jordan Allan (19), of Glendoe Terrace in Inverness, had their sentences deferred when they admitted being concerned in the supply of drugs from Allan’s family home in the Highland capital.

Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood was told by depute fiscal Robert Weir that it appeared Wells was ‘sofa turning’ and regularly resident at the address in Glendoe Terrace, which was subjected to a drugs raid on July 18 last year.

Mr Weir said the address was the home of Allan and his family and the warrant was executed at 7.20am.

The two youths were in an upstairs bedroom when the police arrived and there was a strong smell of cannabis. Wells was strip searched and a bag containing powder fell from his underwear and he told police: “It’s coke”.

He then directed police towards a rucksack and said all the drugs in it were his.

Allan admitted possession of cannabis with a street value of £6380 with intent to supply.

Both admitted possession of cocaine with a street value of £4500 with intent to supply and Wells admitted possession of 1655 diazepam valued at £1655 and 857 ecstasy tablets with a potential street value of £12,862 – all with intent to supply.

“A number of other items were recovered such as scales, a tick list and packaging,” said Mr Weir, who added both had mobile phones and there were drug dealing messages, some dating back to November 21, 2017.

“On one of the phones recovered there were tick lists and the most recent tick list saved in the notes section of the mobile device amounts to a total of £5780.”

The pair admitted dealing drugs between November 21, 2017 and July 18 last year. Sentence was deferred for background reports until August 23 but Sheriff Fleetwood warned: “This involves dealing in class A drugs over a lengthy period and I’ve no doubt you know the likely outcome.”

Wells was remanded and Allan’s bail was continued.

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