A Dundee drug courier who was caught during a major undercover investigation has been jailed for four years and two months.
At the High Court in Glasgow Liam Fearn, 28, of The Aspens, Whitfield, admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin between December 10 2014 and January 10 this year.
Fearn was found with more than £100,000 of heroin but initially told police the drugs had been left behind in the hire car he was driving.
The court heard that Fearn came to the attention of Police Scotland after he was seen meeting a man who was under surveillance.
On January 10 he was seen parked in a lay-by alongside a white van which had brought drugs from Liverpool to Glasgow.
Later that day Fearn was stopped by police at the Five Roads roundabout near Newport.
When officers searched his hire car they found two taped blocks of heroin in the glove compartment.
Fearn initially claimed that the drugs must have been there when he picked up the car and said he had not looked in the glove compartment. He later admitted his guilt.
The heroin had a street value of £102,000.
Defence counsel Tony Lenehan told the court that after the death of four friends and the collapse of his business, Fearn had got into debt and become a courier.