The Sheriff and Outlaw
Anger as sheriff jails man who threatened drug dealer and destroyed heroin stash - Scotsman.com News
Peter Drummond, 26, took the law into his own hands after his brother-in-law became addicted to the drug.
He went to the home of John Nellies and berated him for causing misery to families before flushing five bags of heroin down the toilet, Perth Sheriff Court was told.
Drummond, who was reported to the police by one of Nellies' customers, shook his head in disbelief as he was jailed for two months by Sheriff Robert McCreadie....
But Sheriff McCreadie ignored the plea and told Drummond he should have contacted the police. "You can't take matters into your own hands the way you did," he said.
Obviously The Sheriff doesn't subscribe to Peelian Principles
Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
Law and order has become a state monopoly...