Drug dealer caught with cocaine haul by gas man

Jamie Wilson, 27, kept the drugs hidden in kitchen cupboards and worktops at his flat in Glasgow.

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A drug dealer was caught with almost £9000 worth of cocaine by a gas man.

Jamie Wilson, 27, kept the drugs hidden in kitchen cupboards and worktops at his flat in Glasgow’s Govan area.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard the gas inspector attended the flat last September, which is owned by Elder Park Housing Association, for a mandatory safety check but there was no response.

Entry was then forced and nobody was found inside.

Prosecutor Mark Allan said: “They carried out a quick check of the property and observed drugs the contacted the police.”

A warrant was granted and the property was raided by officers.

Scales, plastic bags, gloves and £155 in cash was recovered from a kitchen counter.

Mr Allan added: “Within the kitchen cupboards and worktops, various seal bags containing white powder were seized.”

The powder was found to be cocaine with a maximum street value of £8910.

Wilson, who still lives in Elder Park, handed himself into a police station last October.

At court on Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine.

Defence lawyer Michael McKeown will make his plea in mitigation at the sentence hearing at the end of the month.

Sheriff Sean Murphy called for background reports and granted Wilson bail meantime.