A former nursing assistant has been jailed for more than two years for her part in a £44,000 heroin dealing operation.
Claire Scully was concerned in the supply of the drug at a flat in Dundee’s Sandeman Street between October 4 and October 24.
Two other associates – Barrie Falconer and Casey Drapajlo – were jailed at an earlier date for 32 months and 18 months respectively.
Scully was sentenced to 27 months on Friday, after appearing from custody at Dundee Sheriff Court.
The 35-year-old had been remanded in custody after breaching a bail order by going on holiday without informing her social worker.
Police launched a raid on Sandeman Street on October 24 and recovered 884 grams of heroin with a street value of £44,200.
Falconer’s home was described as “a safe house”, used to store narcotics for a third party.
Defence solicitor Anika Jethwa said that Scully, of Scott Court, had become involved in the operation due to having a drug addiction herself, but was now clean.
Sentencing her, Sheriff Alistair Brown said: “People are dying in Dundee at the rate of one a week from drug overdoses, and I say that to underline that the courts will not be gentle with those who play a part in supplying drugs.
“I’m well aware of the difficulties of having a drug addiction.
“I’m aware of the fact they (drug dealers) apply pressure, make demands, threaten.
“I understand that, but you were concerned in the supply.”
Scully’s sentence was backdated to March 19.