Highlands & Islands

Noisy car exhaust led to hotel boss's ditching drugs

A hotel manager threw packages of cocaine from his car after police followed him because of his vehicle's noisy exhaust, a court has heard.

Police in Fort William later recovered drugs with a potential street value of £50,000 ditched by Andrew Greenwood, 41, from the town.

Greenwood admitted at the High Court in Glasgow to being concerned in the supply of cocaine last November.

Sentence was deferred until 15 October at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Gerry Sweeney, defending, said Greenwood had been under "extreme financial pressure" at the time of the offence.

The court was told it was accepted that he had been acting as a courier.

Mr Sweeney added: "He is fairly realistic of the custodial sentence that he will face."

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