Motherwell drug dealer agrees to hand over cash


A Motherwell man caught with heroin worth thousands of pounds has agreed a four-figure ‘dirty money’ deal with the authorities.

John Dyet (31), of Addie Street, admitted being concerned in the supply of the Class A drug at his home on November 1 last year.

Hamilton Sheriff Court heard police searched the house after ‘intelligence’ regarding drugs being there.

Heroin worth up to £7,250 on the street was found hidden in the collar of a jacket.

Defence agent Diarmid Bruce claimed what tipped off the police was a report of a strong smell of cannabis coming from the house.

Mr Bruce said his client was a cannabis user and had run up a £3,000 debt which he was trying to pay off by selling heroin.

Charges alleging Dyet was again involved in the concern of heroin while on bail in January and obstructed police officers by flushing the brown powder down a sink were dropped.

Sheriff John Miller deferred sentence until May 28. Dyet, who has been in custody since January 19, will be detained meantime.

The sheriff also made a confiscation order requiring Dyet to hand over £2,710 after hearing that the sum had been agreed between prosecution and defence under the Proceeds of Crime Act.