A drug dealer who moved from Poland to set up his Scottish housing association flat as a drugs hub has been jailed for four and a half years.
Kamil Morawski – who was described as “refreshingly honest” by a sheriff yesterday – will also face extradition at the conclusion of his prison term.
Morawski, who has a string of Polish convictions, bluntly told police who raided his Perth home that he was a drug dealer and had been in business for months.
Perth Sheriff Court was told Morawski was given a housing association flat when he moved to Scotland and used it to set up a large-scale drug den peddling ecstasy, speed and cannabis.
Morawski, 31, was found with £40,000 worth of drugs after converting the flat into the centre of his drug dealing operation.
The father-of-one – who had served prison terms in his homeland for drug-related crimes – was caught with nearly two kilos of speed.
As well as the amphetamine worth nearly £20,000, he had more than 1,000 ecstasy tablets and more than a kilo of cannabis in the McCallum Court flat. When his home was raided by police, Morawski told them he was a drug dealer and had been selling a cocktail of illicit substances for several months.
Depute fiscal Charmaine Gilmartin told Perth Sheriff Court: “He has offended previously in Poland but has no previous convictions in the UK.
“This took place in a two-bedroom flat owned by a housing association. The accused was the sole tenant but resided with his partner and child.
“The police received intelligence that the accused was supplying drugs from his home. A drugs search warrant was granted.”
Mrs Gilmartin said 1,120 ecstasy tablets were recovered with a potential value of £11,200, along with 1,945 grams of amphetamine worth £19,450.
The total cannabis recovered weighed 1,309 grams and had a maximum value of £13,090.
Morawski had also stuffed more than £5,000 in cash under his mattress.
“The accused gave full answers, stating that he was a drug dealer and sold cannabis, amphetamine and E.
“He stated he had been dealing for around six months for financial gain. He said his partner had no knowledge or involvement.”
Morawski, a prisoner at Perth, admitted three charges of being concerned in the supply of cannabis, amphetamine and ecstasy between January 31–July 31 this year.
Solicitor David Sinclair, defending, said Morawski first arrived in the UK in 2010 to work on a farm but had since returned to Poland and served jail time.
Mr Sinclair said: “He was seeking to improve his family’s life and took a short way of doing so.”
Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: “You have held your hands up and accepted responsibility at the earliest stage. You do not shy away from taking responsibility.
“Nor do you try and mask your reasons for your actions in any way and such honesty, to put it bluntly, is refreshing.”