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Ex-footballer jailed over cocaine haul

A FORMER Rangers starlet has been jailed for 46 months after police seized a large stash of cocaine he had stuffed into his underpants.

Steven Blair was arrested last October after officers swooped on his car in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

A £410,000 haul of cocaine was discovered - including a package of the class A drug he had hidden in his underwear. The debt-ridden 28-year-old turned to crime after a failed football career.

Jailing him at the High Court in Glasgow judge Lord Burns told Blair, a dad-of-one: "It is tragic that you became involved in this. You brought shame not only to yourself, but on your family. However, I accept you are remorseful."

Lord Burns said that, but for his early plea of guilty, he would have jailed Blair for five and a half years.

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