Man caught with thousands of pounds of cocaine in Blantyre drugs crackdown

A man was caught with cocaine worth nearly £3000 during a major police crackdown on drugs in Blantyre.

Patrick Morrison’s fingerprints were found on two sets of digital scales seized at his home.

Morrison, 40, of Springwell Crescent, Blantyre, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court last week and admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine on September 26 2022.

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Lewis Devoy, prosecuting, told the court: “Police officers were undertaking a large-scale drugs investigation in and around Blantyre.

“Acting on intelligence received during that operation, they obtained a search warrant for the ground-floor flat where Morrison lived.

“Officers recovered a plastic bag of white powder from the living room couch.

“Two sets of digital scales were found – one set was in a chest of drawers in a bedroom. The officers also recovered cash and a number of mobile phones.

“The accused was arrested and interviewed, but he elected to make no comment.

“The cocaine seized weighed 100 grams and had a potential street value of £2700.”

He warned Morrison: “You’ll appreciate this is a serious matter and a custodial sentence is certainly an option the court will have to consider.”

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