Drug dealer warned he faces prison
A DRUG dealer who sold the banned chemical “Meow Meow” after the law on so-called legal highs was changed has been warned he faces jail.
Graham Carroll – who admitted making up to £15,000 a week from sales of the “plant food” stimulant while it was legal – was found guilty of being concerned in the supply of drugs.
Carroll, 46, told a jury at Livingston Sheriff Court that he stopped keeping sales records after the substance was ruled illegal in April 2010.
He said his income from selling plant food marked “not for human consumption” fell to £1000 a week after Mephedrone was banned in the UK.
But through his kitchen company in Livingston he continued to import and sell chemicals from his contacts in China, claiming they were permitted under the new law.
He alleged in his defence that his ex-partner had “set him up” to rob him of £50,000.
The jury found Carroll, of Livingston, guilty by a majority of being concerned in the supply of illegal drugs Methylmethcathinone and Pentylone. He will be sentenced later once social work reports have been compiled, but Sheriff Donald Muirhead said: “There will be a prison sentence.”
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