Disabled Fife man jailed for smuggling cocaine to brother in jail visit.. now he’s in jail

Fife Today reports

Thomas McArthur was caught passing the drugs over to his brother during a visit and now he is also behind bars. McArthur, 47, of Orkney Place, who has had a leg amputated, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court in a wheelchair. He admitted that on 5th February at HMP Glenochil, he supplied a controlled drug, cocaine, to Gordon McArthur.

Depute fiscal Bernadette Cuthbertson said that at 10.55am McArthur was visiting his brother in the prison. Around 35 minutes into the visit there was a distraction caused by another prisoner and McArthur was seen “awkwardly” handing over a package to his brother. It was spotted by prison officers and the brother swallowed the package in a bid to avoid detection.

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said her client had been threatened over a drug debt run up by his brother and told to take the drugs into prison or else they would both be “getting it” adding: “He has an unenviable record there’s no doubt about that.” He had also struggled with drug addiction for a number of years.”


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