Student who supplied cocaine to 14-year-old escapes jail

A STUDENT WHO gave cocaine to a 14-year-old in Elgin has escaped a custodial sentence after the court was told he ‘acted in the right manner’ by immediately calling for an ambulance when she became ill.

Daniel Campbell, 21 and from Inverness, appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court where he admitted providing the drug to the girl after he had been left alone with her in her Elgin home in March.

Campbell was seen with the cocaine by the girl who asked if she could have some. Fiscal Alex Swain told the court that Campbell prepared cocaine for her – but she immediately became unwell and started fitting, at which point he phoned for an ambulance.

The girl was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital where Campbell told staff that she had taken cocaine, admitting later to police that he provided the drug.

At the same hearing Campbell also admitted speeding off in a car that he was a passenger in when it was stopped for speeding.

Campbell was sentenced to a six month ban from driving and ordered to undertake 160 hours of unpaid work. He was also placed under a supervision order for a year on the drugs charge.