A MAN who stored more than £600,000 worth of high purity cocaine in his home was today jailed for 64 months.

Craig Watson, 28, was snared in February this year after officers tailed a Mercedes car to his home in Glasgow's Milton.

A block of white powder was seen on the back seat.

Prosecutor Liam Ewing QC told the High Court in Glasgow said it was found to be cocaine with a purity as high as 79 per cent.

Further packages of the drug were then discovered inside Watson's home.

A red, metal hydraulic press was also seized by police.

Mr Ewing: "Such equipment is utilised in the adulteration of controlled drugs."

A total of 6.6kg of cocaine was found with a potential value of £662,050.

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Watson pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of the drug Judge Lord Burns told Watson, that, but for his early plea of guilty, he would have jailed him for eight years.

Lord Burns said: “A very significant quantity of high purity cocaine was found in your flat. You were allowing your flat to be used for the preparation of a class A drug.”

Watson has an analogous conviction for possession of cannabis.

Defence counsel John McElroy said: "He had a drug debt and was working that debt off. He was not even NCO class in the organisation. “

As he was led away to the cells Watson said: “Thank you” to Lord Burns.