Jail term for drugs courier

A DRUGS courier caught with £35,000 worth of cocaine after crashing his car in a bid to flee police has been locked up for two years and eight months.

Police officers saw Mario Houston, 28, collecting a package from a van and getting into his car. At an earlier hearing fiscal depute Melanie Ward said: "Police officers tried to stop him from driving off

but the accused got the car into gear, mounted the pavement and drove off and collided with two parked vehicles around the corner."