A convicted killer who was caught in Aberdeen with drug dealer quantities of heroin and crack cocaine was jailed for a year.
Jahki Crossdale was detained by police after travelling to the city from London two days earlier.
He was found to have Class A drugs that could be worth up to £2,000 on the street, along with more than £200 in cash.
A judge told Crossdale, 21, at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday: “On a trip up from London you were stopped and searched by police.”
Lady Scott said the wraps of cocaine and heroin recovered by officers had a wholesale value of £1,000.
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The judge said that although Crossdale has one serious previous conviction he had no drugs history and that information before her was positive over steps he was taking towards rehabilitation.
Lady Scott told Crossdale that she would have imposed an 18 month sentence for the drugs offences but that would be reduced because of his plea.
Crossdale, who has a previous conviction for manslaughter from England, earlier admitted being concerned in the supply of the Class A drugs at Bayview Court and elsewhere in Aberdeen on September 24 last year.