Third member of West of Scotland organised crime group jailed
A third member of a West of Scotland organised crime group has been sent to prison following an intelligence-led Police Scotland operation.
Eric Morrison junior (37) was sentenced to three years when he appeared at the High Court in Glasgow today, Thursday, 24 June 2021, for serious organised crime and drugs offences.
The sentence has been welcomed by Police Scotland officers.
Detective Superintendent David Scott, of Greater Glasgow Division CID, said:
“Morrison played his part in one of the country’s top-tier organised crime groups which sought to bring misery and fear to the communities of Scotland and I welcome his conviction and sentencing.
“Disrupting the nefarious activities of these criminals remains a priority for our officers and underlines our commitment to the country’s Serious Organised Crime Taskforce.”
Recently, two of Morrison’s accomplices, David Hough and James Dalziel, were sentenced to a total of more than eight years in prison.
Between March and June 2020, Operation Gadget targeted the group and resulted in controlled drugs, including large amounts of cocaine, heroin, Etizolam and mixing agents, worth in the region of £220,000 to the group being seized.
Firearms, including revolvers and shotguns, ammunition and grenades were also recovered.
An industrial pill press and hundreds of thousands of Etizolam tablets were found at a plant haulage and salvage yard in the Johnstone area.