Friday, November 23, 2007

Strange ...

Call me old-fashioned, but isn't it worse for a solicitor to smuggle drugs to her client than for her client to accept them ?

A man who collected drugs from his lawyer while on remand in Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Peter McConnville, 29, admitted accepting a cigarette packet stuffed with heroin and diazepam from solicitor Angela Baillie in October 2005.

She was jailed for 32 months last year after admitting supplying the drugs.

She gets 32 months, he gets 45 !

(There may however be something going on that the Beeb aren't telling us about. The guy was on remand for a shooting, and he'd legged it from an arrest warrant. He was cleared - maybe a witness didn't turn up ? Is this a bit of 'afters' from the judge ?)