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Jail for Drug Dealer

A MAJOR LOCAL drug-dealer ran a heroin-supply ring using former pals in his football team, a court heard this week.

To distribute the drug, Andrew McCreadie got his friends to use a series of cunning "dead drops" (secret hiding places) never getting his own hands dirty.

This week, however, McCreadie (38), was beginning an eight-year sentence for supplying heroin, after a housewife who had attended a drug seminar in a local school suspected that a lamp-post near her house was being used as a drugs pick-up point.

She found a crushed Lambert and Butler cigarette packet, the drug ring's favourite container for leaving heroin in "dead drops" and contacted police.

The High Court in Glasgow was told that when local drug suspects were rounded-up, some of them fingered McCreadie.

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