• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Man jailed for using home to store drugs

A MAN who used his home as a safe house to store £470,000 of drugs has been jailed for almost five years.

George McGuiness let dealers use his property in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, to stockpile consignments of cocaine and amphetamine.

The 47-year-old's wife and daughter were initially held after detectives raided the house when he was out.

He later handed himself into a police station, saying: "I'm George McGuinness. You have my girls. I am here to make it right."

McGuinness, who already has a conviction for a firearms charge, yesterday admitted being concerned in the supply of drugs.

Lady Rae jailed him for four years and 10 months at the High Court in Glasgow.

The judge told him: "Your role was storing drugs for dealers who you are not prepared to name."

Contextual targeting label: 
Drugs

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

258039