Drug baron is jailed for five years

ONE of Scotland's most notorious heroin barons was yesterday jailed for five years and five months after being convicted of running a massive operation.

George "Dode" Buchanan preyed on a heroin-addict friend, Robert Gilroy, convincing him to store and sell heroin at his flat in Edinburgh's Craigmillar estate.

Detectives swooped on the former bodybuilder after Gilroy's estranged wife went to police claiming she had been threatened by her husband.

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As well as describing the alleged threats, she gave details of Gilroy's drug-dealing activities alongside a man called "Dode".

Her information enabled officers to raid 50-year-old Gilroy's home in Edinburgh's Castleview Avenue and find heroin worth up to 143,000 there.