A DRUG dealer with enough ingredients to make more than £2 million of ecstasy tablets has been jailed after being caught by police in Rosyth.

Officers nabbed Connor Smith, 25, in August last year, and he was sentenced to four years in prison at Edinburgh High Court this week (Wednesday).

The car he was travelling in was stopped on Admiralty Road and 2,000 ecstasy tablets were found in his possession.

He pled guilty to offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Forth Valley Division's Proactive CID had launched a serious and organised crime inquiry into the 25-year-old following intelligence, which linked him to the distribution of MDMA.

As a result of searches at addresses in Rosyth, Clackmannan and Kirkcaldy, £350,000 worth of MDMA tablets and crystals were recovered.

The Press previously told you in January that Smith had admitted to being involved in the supply of ecstasy between July 2017 and October 2018.

As part of the investigation into his drugs empire, police raided a property in Alloa in December 2017 and found a pill press, ecstasy in powder form and 65 kilos of a bulking agent which had the potential to make 234,000 tablets with a street value of £2.34m.

The man detained at the address, who was not named in court, told officers that the pill press belonged to Smith.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Hughes from Forth Valley Proactive CID said: "Connor Smith profited from selling harmful MDMA to communities in Forth Valley and Fife and his arrest was only possible thanks to vital intelligence we received from the public.

"His sentence should serve as a very clear reminder that tackling all forms of serious and organised crime, which includes drug offences, is a Police Scotland priority and we will utilise all resources at its disposal to bring those responsible to justice.

"Our communities have a pivotal role to play in helping us tackle crimes of this nature by coming forward with information. This can be done either by calling us on 101, or by making an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."