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Aberdeen student jailed for dealing drugs 'to pay fees'

A 20-year-old man who claimed he was dealing drugs in Aberdeen to pay for university fees has been jailed for more than four years.

Yussuf Adedeji was caught after he threw a bag containing drugs and his McDonald's staff card out of a window.

The Nigerian, who had been at Robert Gordon University until October 2017, was held after a raid at his flat in Belmont Road in July this year.

Police seized £140,000 of drugs including cocaine and ecstasy.

Adedeji admitted drugs charges and was jailed for four years at the High Court in Glasgow, and a further 145 days for attempting to leave the country.

Lord Burns said: "You appear to have deliberately involved yourself in drug dealing for a three-month period and you did so to get money for your study activities.

"You were on a visa which allowed you to stay in this country and not to get involved in drug dealing."

The judge said that Adedeji would be automatically deported after serving his sentence.