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Gang jailed for selling cocaine and cannabis in West Lothian

Neil Scott, Ryan Ingleston, Andrew Weir and Andrew Raven (L-R) Image copyright Police Scotland

A judge has jailed a drugs gang who were caught selling £275,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis in West Lothian.

Neil Scott was jailed for nine years and 11 months, Ryan Ingleston for three years and seven months and Andrew Weir for five years and 10 months. They are all from Bathgate.

Andrew Raven, from Linlithgow was jailed for five years and 10 months.

They all pleaded guilty last month to being involved in the supply of drugs at locations in West Lothian.

After gathering evidence on the men's activities in November 2015, officers arrested the men at various locations in central Scotland on 5 January.

They found cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of £275,000.

Police officers also recovered £29,115 in cash which is suspected to be related to the proceeds of crime.

Det Insp David Wright, of Police Scotland, said: "Through our inquiries it became clear that these men were responsible for supplying a significant quantity of controlled drugs to the east of Scotland.

"They're now facing a future behind bars, which I hope sends a clear message to anyone involved in the sale and supply of illegal drugs."

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