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Prison drug lawyer named by court
Angela Baillie
Angela Baillie was found guilty of supplying heroin and diazepam
A court order banning the naming of a 32-year-old lawyer who supplied drugs to an inmate in Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison has been lifted by a judge.

On Monday, Angela Baillie, from Newton Mearns near Glasgow, was found guilty of supplying heroin and diazepam with a street value of more than 1,600.

The judge, Lord Kinclaven, had granted the lawyer anonymity as she may play a part in other criminal proceedings.

After legal arguments at the High Court in Paisley, he reversed his decision.

The court had been told that the drugs were handed over in a cigarette packet which had been opened and resealed.

The drugs were uncovered after a tip-off from an inmate at the Glasgow jail.

Criminal lawyer

The prisoner was searched after a meeting with the lawyer last October.

He was found to be in possession of a cigarette packet containing 158 diazepam tablets and 14 grammes of Class A heroin.

DNA samples from adhesive tape and a package of drugs were linked to the criminal lawyer.

The court had heard the quantities involved meant the drugs were not just for one person, but for the larger prison population.

Baillie, who works with a leading firm of Glasgow criminal lawyers, has admitted smuggling heroin and diazepam into the prison.

She was ordered to return to the High Court in Edinburgh on 27 March for sentencing.




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