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Workshop used for drug supply

A CAR repair workshop was being used as a cover for drug trafficking.

A raid on the premises on an industrial estate in Possilpark, Glasgow, uncovered a secret hidden room containing cash and equipment for processing heroin - but only a tiny package of the drug.

Firearms officers were called in when a pump action shot-gun revolver and an Uzi sub-machine gun tumbled out of a store cupboard - but the weapons proved to be imitations, designed to fire ball bearings.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Bannatyne jailed garage boss Desmond Stewart, 33, for a total of four years and nine months.

Stewart, of Glasgow, admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and having counterfeit £10 notes under his control.

Solicitor advocate Liam O'Donnell, defending, said the offences were out of character for Stewart who has an almost clean record.

Cash totalling £53,652 was seized, along with a small amount of heroin valued at £20.

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