Highland gangland boss jailed for drug offences

Highland gangland boss jailed for drug offences

A Highland gangland boss who hid drugs valued at thousands of pounds in secret woodland “stash sites” has been jailed for five years and eight months.

Ryan Ferguson was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow after admitting supplying cocaine, cannabis and benzocaine.

Ferguson, 30, of Inverness, pled guilty at a hearing last month to being involved in serious organised crime between June 2019 and September 2021.

The court heard how he arranged for the deliveries of controlled drugs and large sums of cash to the north of Scotland.

Laura Buchan, procurator fiscal for specialist casework, said: “This was a coordinated effort to bring significant quantities of illegal and harmful drugs to the north of Scotland. Ryan Ferguson is now serving a prison sentence as a result of an extensive police operation, with oversight from COPFS, to investigate a network of drug supply.

“We target all who threaten communities across Scotland, from drug couriers to those who direct their movements. With each case of this kind, we reduce the harm drugs have on communities.”

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