A heroin addict let drug peddlers use his parents' home because he was in debt, a court heard.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard on Wednesday that Michael McDonnell told police who found the £74,000 stash of heroin that it was nothing to do with his parents.
The drug was found in a bedroom at Balgowan Avenue, Dundee, where he was staying.
Advocate depute Douglas Fairley, prosecuting, said the police raid on April 4 also uncovered scales, foil and clingfilm.
McDonnell, 37, told them he owed £4000 and had agreed to hold onto the drugs to reduce his debt.
He was jailed for 40 months after he admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and to possessing a lump of cannabis.
Solicitor advocate Jack Brown, defending, said McDonnell had started on a downward spiral of drug taking in 2002 after being hit by depression following the sudden death of his brother.
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