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'Double life' drug dealer jailed

An Aberdeen security firm manager who led a double life as a drug dealer has been jailed for 44 months.

Training manager Alan Hastings, 43, earlier admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

Grampian Police had mounted a watch on Hastings after a tip-off that he was moonlighting in the drug trade.

Bags of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than £22,000 were found. He was jailed at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Defence advocate David Nicholson said Hastings had been drinking heavily and taking drugs and had begun selling drugs to finance his own habit.

Judge Lord Menzies told him: "It does appear that until your involvement in these matters you were a useful member of society."



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