Glasgow & West Scotland

Police surveillance snared cocaine and cannabis dealer

A man is facing a jail term for drug dealing charges after being caught in a police surveillance operation targeting organised crime in Scotland.

Peter McLaren, 48, admitted supplying cocaine between 1 and 29 March in 2014 at locations in Glasgow.

He also admitted supplying cannabis resin at his Glasgow home and in Ullapool, in the Highlands, between 21 July and 21 August in 2014.

Sentence was deferred and he was remanded in custody

The Crown accepted McLaren's not guilty pleas to further charges including directing serious organised crime and being concerned in the supply of heroin over a six-year period up to last year.

Advocate depute Jim Keegan QC told the High Court in Edinburgh that proceedings had been raised to seize crime profits from McLaren.

The prosecutor asked for the case to be continued until next week for a narrative to be produced for the court.

Judge Lord Woolman continued the case and remanded McLaren in custody.

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