A CLYDEBANK drug dealer tried to hide in the toilet as police carried out a raid at the flat where he was living.

Graeme Fisher was caught as officers swooped at the property in Vanguard Street, Drumry, last September.

The High Court in Glasgow heard police had to force their way into the flat.

Prosecutor Angela Gray said: “Fisher was seen running from the hallway into the bathroom. He then barricaded the door.”

But, Fisher was spotted at the toilet as it was flushing.

The 38-year-old was held – before £1,100 of heroin was discovered in the pocket of his hoodie.

Miss Gray said Fisher was on licence at the time having been freed early from jail.

He has three previous convictions for class A drugs supply.

John McElroy, defending, said Fisher had an heroin issue since the age of 15.

Fisher had faced a minimum seven year jail term as he pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

But, Lady Stacey reduced the sentence to five years and 219 days due to the guilty plea.

The judge told him: “You know the havoc drugs cause in your own and other people's lives. Your record is very poor.”