A north-east man has been jailed after trying to pass his brother drugs – inside court.
David McCallum, 44, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday having previously pled guilty to being concerned in supplying heroin.
The incident happened in the same court building at 10.30am on December 28.
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar said McCallum approached his brother, who was handcuffed by G4S officers on the way to a court room, and “moved his hands as if passing him something”.
Security officers saw the exchange, told his brother to open his hand and saw a cellophane wrap.
It contained 0.6g of heroin worth £60-£70.
Defence agent David Sutherland said being remanded in custody for the offence had had an impact on McCallum’s family.
Sentencing McCallum, Sheriff Philip Mann told the 44-year-old: “This is a very serious offence, not least because it occurred within this very court building where justice is dispensed.”
He sentenced McCallum, whose address was given in court papers as Gray Street, Fraserburgh, to eight months in prison.