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Alan Matthews, 49, jailed over drugs supply charges

A man who was caught with drugs and cash at a farm building in Renfrewshire has been jailed for six years.

Alan Matthews, 49, was caught stuffing items into a recess in the roof of a building in Arkleston Road, Paisley, during a raid by police on 8 April.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard that Matthews stuck his head out of a window to ask "What's going on?" as police sawed their way through a barn door.

He later admitted supplying cannabis, amphetamine and cocaine.

Judge Lord Doherty was told that police were tipped off that drugs were being stored in a part of South Arkleston Farm which was rented out to Matthews, who also lived there.

A search revealed drugs with a street value of £47,000 and £14,560 in cash.

Containers of powder which could be used to bulk out cocaine and digital scales, which had been used to weigh out amphetamine, were also found at the scene.

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