A mechanic who linked up with an organised crime gang to bring cocaine to Scotland was caught with a consignment of the drug with a potential street value of more than £100,000.
Douglas Wilkinson, 48, of Dundee, was involved with flooding Tayside with a stash of ultra-pure cocaine and was caught with almost a quarter of a kilo of the drug at his home.
Wilkinson had racked up drug debts and became involved with a Nottingham-based organised crime gang to pay off his debts and fund his addict daughter.
Yesterday at Perth Sheriff Court, Wilkinson admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine at Perth railway station on November 27 last year.
He also admitted being concerned in the supply of amphetamine at the city’s Dalkeith Road on the same date. The amphetamine had an illicit value of £1,730.
Anika Jethwa, defending, said: “He understands that standing the nature of the charge the court will be looking at custody.”
Sheriff William Wood granted bail and deferred sentence on Wilkinson for the preparation of social work reports.