AN ENGINEER has been jailed after he ended up maintaining machinery at a street valium factory to pay off drug debts.
Jake Galea-Hughes, 27, was sentenced to 40 months yesterday after being caught mass-producing “blue plague” pills.
Police found him in a farmhouse near Dalmellington, Ayrshire, with Shaun Lewis, 26, who was jailed for 36 months.
Lord Richardson told the pair: "Those responsible for drug trafficking care nothing for the suffering it causes."
Police rumbled the operation after a drugs courier was involved in a road crash nearby in December 2020.
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