A persistent drugs trafficker has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after being caught with heroin and crack cocaine worth £1,300.
Police discovered the Class A drugs after a raid on Kevin Smith’s home in Deansloch Terrace, in Aberdeen, on March 15 this year.
Smith, 44, admitted being concerned in the supply of the drugs while on bail.
At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, judge Lord Kinclaven told him he had a “serious history of offending” and that his sentence would have been seven years if he had not pleaded guilty.
Advocate depute Mark McGuire told the court that Smith had a total of 32 convictions for 36 offences, including crimes of dishonesty and road traffic and drugs offences.
In the most recent incident, police raided his home after receiving a tip-off about his involvement with drugs.
During a search, they found 13 grams of heroin with a potential street value of £550 and more than 10 grams of crack cocaine, which a potential value of £750 if divided up into bags.
They also recovered more than £5,800 in cash.
The prosecutor said that following Smith’s arrest he was not interviewed by police as he refused to leave his cell.
Defence solicitor advocate Shahid Latif said Smith had previously successfully completed a court imposed drug treatment and testing order.
He said there had been periods where he had managed to master his own drug addiction and intended to remain free of them following release from his latest sentence.