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Locked Up: Greenock Ecstasy Dealer Sold Deadly Drugs to Schoolgirl Dancer

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A teenage drug dealer who killed a schoolgirl by supplying her with ecstasy has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

James McCairn, 18, sold crystal MDMA to Cerys Reeve after promoting his illicit trade on Snapchat.

The 14-year-old died after taking the drug on July 13, 2020 during an overnight stay at a friend’s house in Greenock, Renfrewshire.

First offender McCairn was found guilty of culpable manslaughter after a trial in Glasgow’s High Court that moved the jury to tears.

Prosecutors said he “recklessly and unlawfully” gave Cerys the deadly Class A drug at his home in Greenock.

McCairn was also found guilty of supplying ecstasy to other young people in the city between November 2019 and July 2020.

Judge John McCormick told him: “The charge is serious in itself as you supplied Class A drugs to school-age children.

“The court is determined to do everything in its power to deter those interested in supplying drugs to young people.

“You ruthlessly drugged Cerys Reeve and as a result she lost her life when she was 14 and you were 16.

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