TWO dealers are behind bars after pleading guilty to the supplying of drugs.

Robert Shepherd (39), from Glasgow was sentenced to six years and Fraser Moss (39), from Motherwell, was sentenced to 18 months under the misuse of drugs act at the High Court in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Shephard's conviction came after police searched a house in Southfield Crescent, Coatbridge under warrant and recovered a quantity of cocaine with an estimated street value of forty thousand pounds at around 7.25pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Moss was convicted after a further quantity of heroin was discovered when a car was stopped on Jerviston Street, Motherwell on May 20, 2016. A five-figure sum of cash was then also recovered from an address on Jerviston Street, Motherwell and also a property on Langa Street, Glasgow.

Detective Inspector Douglas Telfer, Specialist Crime Division, said: "I hope the sentence provided to Shepherd and Moss serves as a warning to those involved in drug dealing and associated criminality.

"These individuals have no regard for the harm they cause to communities as their main motivator was making money from their illicit activities.

"Targeting those involved in drugs remains a priority for Police Scotland. People can be assured that we will do everything in our power to rid our communities of drugs."