A barber who was arrested for dealing cocaine runs a business promising huge returns in the real estate market.
Scott Johnston has escaped jail despite admitting involvement in supplying £4,180 worth of drugs.
The Daily Record can reveal Johnston, 29, is the face of West Coast Developments, a firm which suggests a profit of up to 60% can be made on its property transactions.
Johnston tells potential investors that his mantra comes from legendary American business tycoon Warren Buffett, who advises, “Never depend on one income.
Johnston, 29, received a community payback order last month after telling Ayr Sheriff Court he was earning just £30,000 a year running the Alter Ego Cutting Lounge in the town, where part of the drug supply was hidden.
A source said: “Johnston’s business hero is Warren Buffet, but I don’t think Buffett meant dealing drugs when he’s got about a second income.”
On the West Coast Developments website, Johnston’s blurb states, “With impressive net returns on all our investment opportunities, you can’t go wrong when you choose to invest with West Coast Developments.”
Johnston pleaded guilty to being involved in supplying cocaine after £4,180 Class A drug on February 12, 2021. He was also placed on a six-month tag.
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