A drug dealer who tried to flee from police at speeds of up to 100mph in the Highlands has been locked up for eight years.
Adil Nolan was caught during a major investigation into plans to flood the north with heroin.
The 30-year-old had initially raced off in his car when police tried to stop him in the Loch Ness village of Dores, last November.
Drugs were ditched from the vehicle as he drove at excessive speeds on the tight, single lane road.
Nolan eventually crashed into an Audi after losing control of his car.
Officers arrested him before £115,000 of heroin was seized.
Nolan, of Liverpool, was held having been quizzed by officers months earlier when he was found with more than £9,000 of cash and a number of mobile phones.
Nolan yesterday appeared at the High Court in Glasgow.
He pleaded guilty to a number of charges including being concerned in the supply of heroin and dangerous driving.
It emerged Nolan already had previous drugs convictions in a criminal record Judge Lady Rae branded “appalling”.
She locked him up for a total of eight years describing the value of the drugs as “substantial”.
The judge added that he could have killed someone while fleeing from police in what could have been “a recipe for disaster”.
Three other men caught during the same probe also yesterday admitted to the drugs charge.
John Divers, 31, of Inverness, as well as Jamie Lally and James Johnson – both 21 of Liverpool – were remanded in custody pending sentencing next month.