DTTO for man who started dealing to fund heroin habit

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A heroin addict involved in “street-level dealing” to fund his own habit, was placed on a Drug Treatment and Testing Order for 18 months, after Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard he was motivated to address his problem.

Paul Grieve, 28, of Rosevale Street, appeared on indictment and admitted being concerned in the supply of diamorphine at a house in Elm Court on November 10 last year.

Defence agent Rory Bannerman described the offence as “street-level dealing”.

“He chose to embark on selling heroin to finance his own drug habit,” explained Mr Bannerman.

“He is now motivated to get off the life cycle he has been pedaling for many years,” he added.