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Dealt drugs from Perth mail sorting office

07 Jun 2019, 12:28

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/loca ... g-16461618

A background report has been ordered on a drug dealer who supplied cannabis from the Royal Mail sorting office in Perth and a property in St Madoes.

Twenty-nine-year-old Steven Lorimer, described as a prisoner at Perth, will return to Perth Sheriff Court on July 22 after a community justice social work report has been prepared.

He was remanded in custody meantime.

He admitted that between June 19, 2018, and February 12, 2019, at the Breadalbane Terrace Royal Mail facility, and at a house in Philip Redford Court, Cairnie Road, St Madoes, whilst acting with another or others, he was concerned in the supply of the class B drug.

He was subject to an August 8, 2018, bail order from the Perth court at the time.

He had not guilty pleas accepted to further charges of having cannabis resin and the class C drug diazepam in his possession at the Cairnie Road flat on July 18 last year.

The events leading up to the drug dealing incident will be given later.

Lorimer has a drugs conviction from 2015 which initially attracted an 18-month prison sentence.

But that was reduced, on appeal, to a community payback order.

Under that, he was supervised by a social worker for 12 months and completed 75 hours of unpaid work.

A co-accused, 24-year-old Craig Merchant, of Scott Street, Perth, denied five drugs charges when he appeared in the dock on indictment on Tuesday.

His trial, before a jury, was set for July 22 and he was granted his liberty.

It is alleged that on February 12, 2019, at Philip Redford Court, Merchant was concerned in the supply of cannabis and that he had the class A drugs cocaine and methylenedioxymethamphetamine, as well as cannabis and the class C diazepam in his possession.

The court was told that police seized cash and drugs worth hundreds of pounds after obtaining a search warrant for a Perth flat.

Officers obtained the warrant after encountering a “strong smell of cannabis” when they went to the house in Moulin Crescent, the court was told in May, 2015.

Cannabis with a street value of £700 and diazepam worth more than £100 was confiscated, along with several mobile phones.

Lorimer, previously of Wallace Crescent, was initially jailed but then had unpaid work substituted, on appeal, after he admitted being concerned in the supply of the class B and C substances at the property in Moulin Crescent on May 9, 2014.

A not guilty plea to a third charge of dealing in heroin from the same address was accepted by the Crown.

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