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BIG SMACK; McDonald's boss jailed for dealing pounds 1m heroin.

Byline: By RON MOORE

A McDONALD'S burger chain manager was caught with more than pounds 1million worth of drugs, a court heard yesterday.

Colin Robertson, the pounds 26,000-a-year boss of a McDonald's in Easterhouse, Glasgow, was stopped as he drove through the city on February 15.

Police found enough heroin in his car to supply every one of Glasgow's 15,000 drug addicts with five fixes each.

The 41-year-old, who was captured as part of a major police operation, also had almost 100,000 Diazepam tablets in the boot of his Volkswagen Passat.

A further search of his home in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, uncovered 85.7 kilos of cannabis resin and 79,900 Ecstacy tablets stashed in the kitchen and the garden shed.

Robertson even had bars of cannabis hidden in his microwave oven and police also discovered almost pounds 60,000 in cash.

At the High Court in Glasgow yesterday Kevin McCallum, prosecuting, said: "In the boot of the car was a holdall containing eight kilos of heroin and a box with 99,908 Diazapam tablets.

"A search of his house uncovered more drugs. These are very substantial amounts and it is accepted the minimum value of the drugs is pounds 1million."

Yesterday, Robertson admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin, cannabis resin, Ecstacy and Diazepam between February 8 and 15 this year.

The court heard that, when interviewed by police, Robertson told them an associate had given him the drugs and money. He said he was too frightened to name the man concerned.

Lord Menzies deferred sentence for background reports and remanded Robertson in custody.

He also ordered that the pounds 59,913 in cash seized by police should be confiscated.

Robertson will be sentenced at the High Court in Kilmarnock on June 20.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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