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Drug dealer drove at 100mph near Loch Ness to evade police

Adil Nolan Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Adil Nolan was caught by police after crashing into a car

A drug dealer who tried to evade police by driving a car at speeds of up to 100mph has been jailed for eight years.

Adil Nolan drove at excessive speeds along a single lane road after officers tried to stop him in Dores, near Loch Ness, in November last year.

Police caught up with the 30-year-old from Liverpool after he crashed into another car.

The High Court in Glasgow heard officers arrested him before £115,000 of heroin was seized.

Previous convictions

Appearing at the High Court in Glasgow, he pled guilty to a number of charges including being concerned in the supply of heroin and dangerous driving.

It emerged Nolan already had previous drugs convictions in a criminal record judge Lady Rae branded "appalling".

She jailed him for a total of eight years describing the value of the drugs as "substantial".

The judge added he could have killed someone while fleeing from police.

Three other men caught during the same probe also admitted the drugs charge.

John Divers 31, of Inverness, and 21-year-olds Jamie Lally and James Johnson, both of Liverpool, were remanded in custody pending sentencing next month.

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