Driver over cocaine limit

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A 27-year-old Campbeltown man was fined £200 and disqualified from driving for a year when he appeared before the July sitting of the town’s sheriff court.

Graeme John McKillop of Garfield Lodge, High Street, admitted a drug driving offence on February 23 this year on Witchburn Road in the town.

Procurator fiscal depute Anne Marie Hicks said that police had cause to stop the vehicle for a minor defect and the offence was discovered.

A blood test showed a cocaine level of 126 microgrammes of the class A drug per litre of blood; the limit is 10 microgrammes.

Defence agent Stephen MacSporran presented the sheriff with a letter from McKillop’s GP and said that the man had the support of his family.