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Two men, one from Glasgow and one from Motherwell, were sentenced yesterday (Wednesday 22 February 2018) at the High Court in Edinburgh after pleading guilty to the supplying of drugs.

Robert Shepherd (39) was sentenced to six years and Fraser Moss (39) was sentenced to 18 months under the misuse of drugs act.

Around 7.25 pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016, police searched a house in Southfield Crescent, Coatbridge under warrant and recovered a quantity of cocaine with an estimated street value of forty thousand pounds.

On 20 May 2016 a further quantity of heroin was discovered after a car was stopped on Jerviston Street, Motherwell. A five figure sum of cash was then also recovered from an address on Jerviston Street, Motherwell and also a property on Langa Street, Glasgow.

Detective Inspector Douglas Telfer, Specialist Crime Division, said:

“”I hope the sentence provided to Shepherd and Moss serves as a warning to those involved in drug dealing and associated criminality.

“These individuals have no regard for the harm they cause to communities as their main motivator was making money from their illicit activities.

“Targeting those involved in drugs remains a priority for Police Scotland. People can be assured that we will do everything in our power to rid our communities of drugs.”