Jail for drugs deal duo

TWO men with local connections have been jailed after being caught in a surveillance operation that led to the recovery of almost £25,000 of heroin.

Police swooped on a car on the A90 between Forfar and Dundee, having earlier watched David Reidie and David Hosie play their part in a deal involving almost 250 grammes of the Class A drug and more than £4,000 in cash.

Reidie (28) of Glenmoy Terrace, Forfar, appeared for sentence at Forfar Sheriff Court last Thursday, having previously admitted an indictment alleging being concerned in the supply of heroin at Morrisons car park, Caird Park, Dundee and on the A90 Dundee to Forfar road at Happas on May 10 last year.

Hosie (aged 29), of Dundee, admitted the supply of the controlled drugs at Morrisons car park in Dundee.

Sheriff Kevin Veal sentenced Reidie to 39 months in jail, discounted from 51 in light of his guilty plea, and Hosie for 45 months, discounted from 57 months.

A third accused in the case, Ashley Hosie (31), of Dundee, is due to be sentenced on June 14, following the preparation of reports.

She admitted being in the possession of heroin with intent to supply it to others on the same date.