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Man stored drugs worth £200,000 in Aberdeen

A man who allowed his Aberdeen home to become a storage facility for cocaine worth more than £200,000 has been told he faces jail.

Police found drugs with a potential street value of £219,000 in 20-year-old Matthew Gray's wardrobe in Hutcheon Gardens in December last year.

He admitted being concerned in the supply of drugs at the High Court in Edinburgh, which heard he only received a small payment.

Sentence was deferred for reports.

Custody inevitable

The court heard that shop assistant Gray had agreed to keep the drugs for dealers who were planning to sell it onto users in Aberdeen.

Judge Lady Carmichael told him: "It is inevitable that you will receive a custodial sentence. I therefore refuse the motion made by your counsel to continue bail."

Gray will be sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on 31 October.

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