Jail sentence awaits couple who supplied heroin

Two heroin suppliers were warned they could be facing a custodial sentence when they appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.

Carl Dew, 33, and Kirsti Moncrieff, 29, both of Punds, West Baila, Lerwick, admitted supplying over £1,300 worth of the Class A drug at a house in Mossbank last July.The court heard that police carried out a drugs search in the house after receiving intelligence relating to both Moncrieff and Dew. On entry they saw Dew coming out of the bedroom.

Seeing officers he turned back into the room, where Moncrieff was sitting on the bed, and threw a black package out of the window.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said a “systematic search” was carried out by officers. They found £245 in Dew’s wallet and £505 in Moncrieff’s handbag. The black package was recovered and found to have 13.5 grammes of diamorphine in it.

At the police station both Dew and Moncrieff denied any knowledge of the drugs. However, Dew later admitted he had sourced the heroin from the West Midlands. He said he had been selling the drug to fund his own addiction.

“The £245 was the proceeds from such sales,” Mr MacKenzie said.

The following day Moncrieff admitted knowing about the black package, which belonged to Dew. She said the £505 was the proceeds from the sale of heroin, which Dew had given her to keep safe.

Sheriff Graeme Napier deferred sentence for reports, saying: “There is a very good chance both of you, or at least one of you, will be spending a significant period of time in custody in relation to this matter.”

Both Dew and Moncrieff were released on bail and will appear for sentence on Thursday 24th February.


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