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Court / Man admits involvement in ‘social supply’ of heroin

A MAN from Cunningsburgh who admitted being concerned in what was described as a “social supply” of heroin has had his case adjourned for social work reports.

Ralph Halcrow appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday to plead guilty to being concerned in the supply of the class A drug diamorphine on 11 October 2022.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said police executed a search warrant at the 49-year-old’s home.

They found more than 27 grams of diamorphine in total, which Mackenzie said if broken down into the smallest sellable amounts could have had a street value of more than £1,800.

Police also seized £935 in cash.

Mackenzie said it was accepted that a quantity of the heroin was for Halcrow’s personal use, and that the rest was for a “social supply to a small group of four peers”.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank called for the preparation of a criminal justice social work report and adjourned the case until 3 July.

There was also no objection to a crown motion for forfeiture of items seized by police.

The case had been due to go to trial next week.

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