A shopkeeper who kept selling dangerous “legal high” drugs in the face of public protest has had his jail sentence cut.
Paul Brocklehurst was making up to £2,500 a day supplying the psychoactive substances to customers as young as 13.
Brocklehurst, 62, of Gwynedd in Wales, was jailed for four and a half years this year at Dundee Sheriff Court after admitting culpable and reckless conduct through supply to the danger of health and life.
He committed the offence between July 2013 and July 2015 from the This N That shop, at County Place, in Perth.
But he challenged the sentence imposed on him as excessive and judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh reduced his jail term to three years and nine months.
His counsel Donald Findlay said the crimes were committed at a time when there was “wrongly a view prevailing” that the supply of such substances was lawful.