A 63-year-old Inverness man who drove a drug dealer around rural locations to pick up hidden drugs will be sentenced next month.
James Stewart of Alltan Place, Culloden, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin between August 8 and August 13, 2016.
Sentence was deferred until June 29 for a background report by Sheriff Margaret Neilson.
The court was told that police were on a surveillance operation as part of an investigation into English-based criminal gangs supplying class A drugs to the Highlands.
They saw Stewart doing several runs in his Fiat 500 car with Sheffield man Malachi Reid, 22. He was jailed for 15 months in September last year.
Fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart said that police intercepted the vehicle and found £370 in cash.
Reid ran off, throwing away a bag containing £10,090 worth of heroin which was later recovered.
Stewart told police he had been paid £5 or £10 to be a driver for Reid and had done “less than 20”.