|Posted on July 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM|
An "incorrigible" drug trafficker was jailed for seven years on Friday after police caught him with heroin and diazepam when they went to the aid of a man.
Graeme Fisher tried to flee from a house where officers had turned up to try and trace the man to make sure he was safe and well.
Police went into the flat in Burnside Court, Dalmuir, in Clydebank, after finding the door open but found no one at home.
A short time later they heard the sound of people arriving but on seeing them Fisher, 31, fled down the stairs chased by officers who managed to detain him and found drugs.
He was also later discovered to have scales and a packet of plastic bags and a further search at his home recovered syringes.
Heroin worth £7800 on the streets was recovered along with 281 diazepam tablets.
Fisher, of Great Western Road, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, denied selling the Class A drug but admitted using it during an interview.
He earlier pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin and diazepam at Burnside Court on February 17 this year.
Fisher has previous convictions for drug related offences and was out on licence from a prison sentence at the time of the latest crime.
Defence solicitor advocate David Taylor told the High Court in Edinburgh that Fisher had wracked up a drug debt and was told he was expected to work it off as a courier.
Lord Pentland told him he had "an appalling record of previous offending" especially for drug crime.
The judge said the circumstances of the latest offence demonstrated that he was incorrigible drug offender.
He added: "The courts have made it clear that those persons who choose to play a part, for whatever reason, in this pernicious trade which causes so much misery must expect to receive heavy sentences of imprisonment."
He ordered that he should be returned to prison to serve a year from a previous sentence and jailed him for a further six years for the latest offences.
Categories: Glasgow Drugs