Drug gang members Ryan Moore, Robert Dimelow and Daniel Tucker jailed
Three men who admitted supplying £100,000 worth of Class B drugs in the east of Scotland have been jailed.
Ryan Moore, Robert Dimelow and Daniel Tucker had earlier admitted being concerned in the supply of 7kg of pentedrone and mephedrone.
Moore was sent to prison for six years and nine months, Dimelow for three years and nine months, and Tucker for two years and three months.
A fourth man, Craig Steen, was handed a 240-hour community payback order.
The High Court in Edinburgh had heard how Moore, 25, from Musselburgh, was seen handing a package to Dimelow in the Niddrie area of Edinburgh on 21 December 2012.Car stopped
Dimelow, 33, was stopped later at Edinburgh's Cameron Toll car park, and a kilo of pentedrone was found in his van.
A further two kilos of the drug were discovered during a search of his Edinburgh home.
The next day, Moore was seen outside his Musselburgh home handing a package to a man in a car.
The car was later stopped on the M9 near Kirkliston and Tucker, 31, from St Andrews, and Steen, 25, from Dundee, were found with two kilos of pentedrone.
Det Supt David Gordon, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a covert intelligence-led investigation carried out by officers from the organised crime and counter terrorism unit.
"It successfully removed a crime group and a large quantity of a Class B drugs from circulation, thereby removing harm from communities and demonstrating Police Scotland's commitment to keeping people safe."