A man has been jailed for 18 months after heroin worth £4,300 was found hidden in a motorbike glove in his Craigneuk flat.
Marish Glewinski (46) was found guilty of being concerned in the supply of the Class A drug after trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
The court heard digital scales, polythene bags and a hydraulic press which all pointed towards heroin dealing were also found in the Winning Quadrant flat during a police raid in December 2012.
Glewinski claimed he knew nothing about the drugs and suggested they could have been left by friends of his two sons and daughter who often visited the flat.
However, prosecutor Barry Dunne branded Glewinsi’s story ‘outrageous’. He said the accused - who lived alone in the flat - had concocted a story that ‘a big boy did it and ran away’.
Defence agent Vincent McGovern urged Sheriff Joyce Powrie not to jail his client, pointing out that Glewinski was a first offender and had health problems.
Mr McGovern told the court: “He has mental, physical and emotional difficulties and is a threat to nobody.”
However, the sheriff said there was no alternative to jail given the value of the Class A drugs involved.
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