Couple's £100k drug haul found with man's body in horror scene at Scots home

Nikola Walker
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A couple whose £100,000 drug haul was found alongside the body of a dead man have been jailed for more than four years.

Nikola Walker and John Wallace were jailed after being found guilty of being concerned in the supply of 100,000 Class C etizolam tablets.

Wallace, 48, was jailed for three years and Walker, 43, was sent to prison for 16 months after a jury found them guilty at Dundee Sheriff Court.

The court was told that the drug stash was found during a raid at a home in Kelty, Fife, along with the body of householder Robert Murray.

The couple denied being at the property when they were interviewed by police, but DNA samples taken from the drug packages linked them to the stash.

Solicitor Billy Watt, for Walker, said: "It is a very serious offence with a very high value. If she is to be given a chance, she knows it will be one chance only."

However, his request for Walker to get a community disposal was rejected by Sheriff Alison McKay, who jailed her for 16 months. Walker was also convicted of having heroin and etizolam on 21 February 2020.

Dundee Sheriff Court -Credit:Daily Record
Dundee Sheriff Court -Credit:Daily Record

Walker and Wallace, both from Dundee, were found guilty by the jury of drug dealing in Union Street, Kelty, on 9 March 2019.

Sheriff McKay told Walker: "You will appreciate that some weeks ago you were convicted by a jury of being concerned in the supply of drugs, effectively street valium.

"You maintained your innocence throughout the trial. It is likely you were a very small part in a much bigger operation and you are a vulnerable individual.

"You were probably prevailed upon or coerced to be involved. However, taking all of that into account I also have to have regard to the potential value and the quantity of the drugs.

"Your co-accused was sentenced to three years in prison. Your record is much less significant, but I'm afraid I am of the view that a community-based disposal is not appropriate, having regard to the extent and value of the drugs involved."

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