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Strip search of Inverness woman finds A9 drug-driver had £3.7k worth of heroin

By Ali Morrison

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Police acted on a tip-off.
Police acted on a tip-off.

Police officers acting on a tip-off stopped a car as it drove up the A9 at Milton of Leys.

At the wheel of the Citroen C3 was 37-year-old Ailsa Macdonald, of Bruce Gardens, Inverness who was arrested and taken to Burnett Road Police Station in Inverness on the afternoon of October 7, 2022.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair told Inverness Sheriff Court that a strip search was carried out by officers, who found a condom containing 186 wraps of heroin secreted internally.

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The total weight was 104.9 grams with a maximum street value of £3720.

Macdonald was also tested for drugs and it proved positive for a cocaine derivative.

She had 800mcgs of the bi-product in her system when the legal driving limit is 50mcgs.

Macdonald admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and drug-driving. She had sentence deferred until July 23 for a background report and was disqualified from driving in the interim.

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