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Court / Jail for heroin man

A MAN has been imprisoned for a year for supplying heroin in Lerwick.

Ebrihim Abdullah Hassan, 57, appeared from remand at Grampian Prison at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

He admitted supplying the class A drug at a house in Hoofields and elsewhere in Lerwick on 2 October last year.

The charge Hassan pleaded to was “drastically reduced” in scope from what he had originally faced.

Sentencing, Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said: “What makes this a grave offence is when consideration is given to your record of previous convictions. It is a diverse and lengthy record.

“Of direct relevance is a conviction from 2011 for the supply of Amphetamine, a Class B drug. You received a sentence of 2 year’s imprisonment. In 2015, you received a sentence of 54 months imprisonment for the supply of heroin, a Class A drug.

“This is now your second recorded conviction for being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug. Should you be convicted on a third occasion you will be facing the potential of a minimum of seven years imprisonment.”

The sentence is to be backdated to the 29 November 2019.