Tayside and Central Scotland

Courier Kevin Ogg jailed for £250k drugs haul

A drug addict who was caught with more than £250,000 of drugs has been jailed.

Following a tip-off, police stopped a Ford Focus in November 2012 in which 35-year-old Kevin Ogg of Byron Street in Dundee was a passenger.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard they found heroin and two kilos of high purity amphetamine in a cattle feed bag.

Ogg pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of drugs and was jailed for four years and ten months.

The court was told that officers kept watch on two main routes between the West of Scotland and Tayside in the look-out for Ogg.

Chronic addiction

Advocate depute Margaret Barron, prosecuting, said when officers stopped the car he was in, they found a package wrapped in brown tape on top of a cattle feed bag in the rear foot-well.

The half kilo of heroin in the package could have fetched more than £49,000 on the streets, she said.

Inside the cattle feed bag was amphetamine which, if cut or adulterated to the usual purity found on the street, it could have a value of almost £227,000.

Solicitor advocate Chris Fyffe, defending, said Ogg had been a heroin addict for some time and the incident was merely the latest episode brought about by his chronic addiction.

Judge Lord Doherty told Ogg that because of the quantity and potential value of the drugs a prison sentence was inevitable.

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