Peter Walters from Liverpool jailed for cocaine supply in Aberdeen
- 25 August 2014
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
A man caught with cocaine with an estimated street value of £32,000 in Aberdeen has been jailed.
Peter Walters, 31, of Liverpool, was found with the drugs in a property in Whitehall Place in the Rosemount area last October.
He admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
At the High Court in Edinburgh, the father-of-two was jailed for five years and three months.
He had been placed under surveillance after information was received by police.
'Menace to society'
Advocate depute Alex Prentice QC said: "If sold in 1g deals the cocaine seized would have a potential street value of £32,100."
Judge Lord Turnbull said the abuse of such drugs caused damage to family relationships and the lives of the individuals who use them and had consequences for wider society.
He said: "Those who supply these drugs turn their back on all of this and only look to the massive financial gains which they expect to make through their illegal conduct."
Det Insp Doug Norrie said after the case: "We welcome the sentence today handed to Peter Walters, meaning he can no longer be a menace to our society, supplying illegal drugs and causing misery to our communities affected by drug abuse."