A DRUG dealer who was jailed for three years last week has been sentenced to 100 days in prison for a separate offence.

William Carmichael was found guilty of dealing quantities of heroin to others following a trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month.

Sheriff Thomas Welsh QC jailed him for three years following the jury’s majority verdict and the dealer, from North Berwick, will also have to adhere to a 12-month supervision order when he is eventually released from custody.

But Carmichael, of Glenburn Road, appeared back in the dock at the city court from custody last Thursday, where he admitted assaulting an employee at the Tesco supermarket in Musselburgh.

The 41-year-old was attempting to buy alcohol in the store on April 19 last year when he was refused due to his intoxicated state.

He was asked to leave by staff members but Carmichael ended up spitting on Gary Kane’s body as he was escorted away from the premises.

Sheriff Adrian Cottam heard that Carmichael was currently serving a three-year prison term for the drug offence and decided to mark the assault by sentencing him to 100 days in custody.

However, Sheriff Cottam said he was content for the prison term to run concurrently to his existing sentence.