Banned driver caught with £14k of drugs

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A BANNED driver from the Capital who was found with £14,000 worth of cannabis in his car has been jailed for almost three years.

Peter Terence McLeod overtook an unmarked police car at speed while en-route from Edinburgh to a dog track in Newcastle for the drugs-drop-off.

The 27-year-old was pulled over by police and it was later discovered he was disqualified.

A search of his Citroen at Hawick Police Station found two kilos of cannabis with a street value of £14,000.

McLeod, a prisoner in Edinburgh, pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to charges of driving while disqualified and being concerned in the supply of cannabis on the A7 on August 15.

Tessa Bradley, prosecuting, said McLeod told police he was being paid £100 to take the drugs to a dog track in Newcastle.

His lawyer admitted jail was inevitable given McLeod’s previous motoring and drugs offences and said he was “no master criminal” for speeding with the drugs in the car.

Sheriff Kevin Drummond said his starting point would have been a four-year jail sentence but reduced it to 32 months due to the early guilty pleas.