Man jailed over £800k drugs swoop

A MOTHERWELL man was jailed today after police seized drugs with a street value of more than £800,000.

Richard McCready (28), of Sannox Drive, had previously been jailed in France after he was caught with a stash of cocaine.

McCready was sent to prison for three years and four months at the High Court in Glasgow.

He admitted being involved in the supply of amphetamine between January 19 and February 3 this year.

Co-accused Marshall MacKenzie (62), of Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, was jailed for two years and eight months.

The pair were caught after a surveillance operation by the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency.

The court heard MacKenzie was followed from his home to Motherwell where he met McCready and got a bag of amphetamine from him.

The potential street value of the drugs seized during the operation was said to be £821,000. Most of the haul was found in a flat in Netherwood Tower, Motherwell, where McCready was believed to be living.

The judge, Lord Bracadale, heard that McCready had previously been jailed for 18 months after being caught with cocaine in France in 2009.