Dealer is jailed for more than two years

A drug dealer from Stranraer was jailed for 28 months on Tuesday afterpolice found £3,300 worth of heroin in his home.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 12th February 2014, 9:15 am

The court heard that police had received information that Martin Blain, 34, of 24 Bayview Road had been concerned in supplying the drug for some time.

They executed a search warrant on the home of the father-of-two, which he shares with his partner and sometimes his children, on November 26. They found a bag of brown powder in his bedside drawer which tested as the heroin, and £600 in cash.

The court heard that Blain served a previous sentence for similar offences in 1999.

Sheriff Kenneth Robb told Blain: “Even knowing you had a previous conviction, you still got yourself involved in the supply of drugs again.”

Blain was sent to jail with his sentence backdated to November 26.