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HONEST DEALINGS.

A DRUG dealer who turned himself in after his customers refused to pay up escaped a jail term yesteday.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Steven Leask, 21, of Ellon in Aberdeenshire, sold up to 250 potentially deadly ecstasy tablets a week.

But he handed himself in to cops after receiving threats from his supplier, who was not being paid.

Lord Menzies told Leask, who admitted suppling ecstasy between June and November 2000, that he would treat his case as "exceptional".

Sentencing Leask to three years' probation and 240 hours community service he said: "You are being given a last chance to mend your ways.

"If you betray this trust, you will face a severe sentence."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 15, 2002
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