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Grantown man's 'firearm' forfeited in drugs raid


By Ali Morrison

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A police raid on a Grantown house uncovered a 23-year-old local man intending to supply herbal cannabis.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that officers got a warrant for Daniel Gilfillan's property in Dulaig Court and searched it on May 10, 2019.

In various rooms, numerous bags of cannabis were found, drugs paraphernalia and a wallet containing 1175 pounds in cash.

In total, the drugs had a maximum street value of 3850 pounds.

Drugs raid on Strathspey house took place in May 2019
Drugs raid on Strathspey house took place in May 2019

Gilfillan also had an illegal PAVA spray, used by police and designated as a firearm, in the property.

At Inverness Sheriff Court today it was forfeited by Sheriff Sara Matheson.

Gilfillan was ordered to remain under social work supervision for two years, carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and take drug treatment.

Gilfillan had admitted possession with intent to supply and the firearms offence.

Defence solicitor advocate Neil Wilson said: "It is a familiar tale of a vulnerable person getting involved in drugs, running up a debt and trying to pay it off.

"He got himself into an unpleasant hole and social workers will help him get out of it."


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