Traffic stop duo jailed

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TWO men who were caught transporting drugs when their car was pulled over for a traffic violation have been sent to prison.

Scott Westell, 36, and 61-year-old Walter Paterson were stopped as they pulled out of a hotel car park in Livingston.

Police were stunned to smell the drugs as they spoke to Paterson about his driving.

A search warrant was then obtained for Westell’s home in Pumpherston, where cannabis worth £500,000 was seized.

He was sentenced to 32 months in jail. Paterson, from Kilsyth, received 27 months.