Sentence deferred on Moray woman caught with heroin

A MORAY WOMAN has appeared in court in Inverness where she admitted supplying heroin with a street value of £2750.

Gemma Gray, 31, admitted her part in the supply of the drug at the Esso fuel station on West Road in Elgin as well as in several areas of Inverness between April 25 and May 3 last year.

Procurator Fiscal Michelle Molley told the court on Tuesday that Gray had been arrested as the result of an intelligence-led operation that was conducted by Police Scotland’s Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit.

Ms Molley said that on May 3 last year a Ford Focus was observed stopping in front of the Sports Direct store before being parked alongside Matalan at the Edgar Road retail park in Elgin. The car was then driven to Gray’s home address at Manbeen Place in the town.

Police subsequently searched the property and found heroin with a street value of £1400 as well as a wrap of the drug valued at £1350.

Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood was told that Gray was handling the drugs for a Liverpool-based organised crime group who had targeted the north of Scotland.

Sheriff Fleetwood deferred sentence until May 23.