Glasgow & West Scotland

Men caught mixing cocaine in garage face jail terms

Four men are facing jail terms after a police raid at a garage in Glasgow caught three of them mixing cocaine with a street value of £252,000.

George McKenzie, 31, Matthew Graham, 35, and Christopher Martin, 36, all from Glasgow, admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

They were detained at Autoshine garage, Heatherknowe Farm, in May 2015.

Mark Agnew, 23, from Greenock, admitted couriering cocaine worth £100,000. Sentence on all four men was deferred.

It later emerged that McKenzie, Martin and Graham all have previous convictions for drug offences.

Whirring noise

The High Court in Glasgow heard that police raided the garage after stopping Agnew on the A737 near Johnstone on 12 May last year.

They found that he had a holdall containing cocaine.

When they approached the garage rest room later that day officers could hear a loud whirring noise.

They found McKenzie, who was wearing blue latex gloves, down on his knees watching a food blender that was mixing cocaine, benzocaine and caffeine together.

Graham and Martin were also wearing blue latex gloves and facing towards the blender.

Police recovered a hydraulic press and moulds, digital scales and plastic bowls containing white powder.

A police drugs expert believed that drugs were being mixed and adulterated at the premises.

Judge Lord Burns deferred sentence on all four accused until next month.

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