Sweaty Sock Jailed for flushing heroin

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A man who said he stormed into a drug dealer's home and flushed heroin down a toilet has been jailed for two months.

Peter Drummond claimed he took the law into his own hands after hearing that his brother-in-law had been to John Nellies' flat to buy drugs.

He threatened to kill Nellies at the home in Blairgowrie before flushing away five bags of heroin on Sunday.

He later admitted to police that he should not have done it, but said that heroin dealers were ruining his family.

Drummond was reported to police by another addict who it was said turned up at the flat looking to buy heroin but was told to get out and sworn at by Drummond.

He immediately confessed to officers.

He told them: "Over the last six or seven months my whole family has been in hell. My brother-in-law is on smack and he is getting it from the people there.

"It was a spur-of-the-moment thing. I shouldn't have done it but these people are ruining my family by supplying heroin.

"It is causing a family crisis and everyone is going through hell. Things have been so bad that I lost it and decided to try and stop the drug dealing going on.

"I know I have done wrong. I'm sorry. I know I went about things the wrong way, but things just got on top of me."

Solicitor Steve Lafferty, defending, asked for his client to have his punishment limited to a fine due to the "quite unusual" circumstances of the case.

However, Sheriff Robert McCreadie ignored the plea for mercy and said: "If you were concerned about matters you should contact the police, not enter a house and threaten to kill someone. You can't take matters into your own hands the way you did."

Drummond shook his head in disbelief as he was jailed for two months for breach of the peace.

Outside court, family friend Thomas Brown said: "Jailing him for what he did is ridiculous. It is a ludicrous decision.

"Heroin is killing the community and I know for a fact that it has been tearing Peter's family apart. He shouldn't have done what he did, but at the same time he was only trying to help his sister.

"I think what happened today is outrageous."
Fcuking hell. I know they put heroin in the water in the Badlands North of Hadrians Wall, but this is comedy sentencing. He should have got a community service award or something similar instead. What are the Police going to do, smack dens must be ten a penny in some estates up there. Being proactive, I call it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7892881.stm
 
#3
No, the first rule of vigilante justice is to kill the buggers who you are fighting against, that smackhead should've gotten short shrift and then the 'den should've been cauterised
 
#5
What do you expect the police and courts to do? Protect the innocent and punish the guilty?

Don't be so fcuking stupid. :evil:

It was also revealed today that Scotland is now tied with Finland and Peado-Land(sorry, Portugal)for the title of most violent nation in Western Europe. And the police Armed Response teams up here have been told they are not trained to a high enough standard to help with security at the 2012 Olympics.

Year of Homecoming? My arrse. :x
 
#6
The Criminal Justice system won't tolerate people taking the law into their own hands. The fact that it's not safe in theirs is a mere irrelelvance.

<Fixes brittle smile of face while eyes scream for help>
 
#7
Has the dealer also taken him to the small claims court over his lost income?
 
#8
Any charges forthcoming for the dealer?

Poor bloke has my sympathy. I can only hope that the local plod will be embarrassed by the coverage and start doing the work that they should be to stamp the drug problem out

It isn't as is Blairgowrie is a big place - 5000 maybe. There can't be many dealers operating and there aren't that many excuses for the cops not to know there problem children and deal with them.
 
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vampireuk said:
Has the dealer also taken him to the small claims court over his lost income?
I would imagine Cherie Booth Q.C. is filling in the legal aid forms as this is typed.
 
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