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Jay Boyd jailed over £48,000 heroin haul in grandfather's home

A man who hid £48,000 of heroin in his grandfather's home in South Lanarkshire has been jailed for 50 months.

Jay Boyd kept the drugs in a safe at the 73-year-old's house. Police were tipped off and raided the address in Carluke in June last year.

The key to the safe was found at Boyd's house in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

The 32-year-old was jailed after admitting drugs offences. His jail term will begin once he finishes a 27-month sentence for another offence.

'Genuinely surprised'

The High Court in Glasgow heard that when officers found heroin in the safe at Boyd's grandfathers' home, the pensioner seemed "genuinely surprised".

He told police that the safe belonged to his grandson.

Shahid Latif, defending, told the court that door-fitter Boyd was "ashamed" at what happened.

Mr Latif went on: "What has troubled him most is that he dragged his grandfather into this matter."

Jailing Boyd, judge Lord Turnbull told him: "It is evident that a level of sophistication was involved in that the drugs were stored within a safe at your grandfather's home."

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