A DRUG dealer has been jailed for two years even as he continues to deny any involvement.

Bob Camara, 48, was found guilty at trial and returned from custody to Dumbarton Sheriff Court on April 2 for sentencing.

The jury had concluded he had possession of cocaine with intent to supply to others on April 19, 2022.

He was caught on the A82 southbound near the junction with Glasgow Road in Dumbarton.

His defence solicitor, Donna Maitland, told the court: "He continues to deny his involvement and knowledge.

"He is well aware custody will be at the forefront of your lordship's mind.

"He does have previous convictions but they are far from the worst your lordship has seen."

Ms Maitland said Camara had previously been convicted of possession of cocaine. She said he ran his own business and alternatives to custody were available.

"He has been in the country since 2001 but has yet to obtain any status," she added. "There have been some issues involved in getting citizenship. It seems he just has not done anything about it."

The Crown said they were seeking forfeiture of thousands of pounds found at the scene, but the exact amount will be determined at a future hearing. Camara claimed the money was "not his" and "it was given to him", said his solicitor.

Sheriff David Hall noted the cocaine was of "high quality" and 78% pure.

He said: "The courts have repeatedly said offenders with this kind of offence will be dealt with seriously."

Camara, of Wallace Street, Glasgow, was jailed for two years, backdated to February 22.