Reid son's father-in-law arrested (UK)

By Lunar Loops · Nov 23, 2006 ·
  1. Lunar Loops
    First his son and the cannabis and now this. Bit of a nothing story in one way, but it should display to all MP's how close they all are to people who routinely and regularly deal with illicit substances (if they don't dabble themselves). Shower of hypocrites. This from The Scotsman ( :
    Reid son's father-in-law arrested

    THE father of John Reid's daughter-in-law has been arrested in connection with a £280,000 drugs bust.
    Ronnie Campbell, 47, whose daughter Melissa is married to the Home Secretary's son Mark, was stopped by police after they targeted a car near his home.
    He has been charged along with three others under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 with being concerned in the supply of amphetamine.
    The businessman and former bar owner rubbed shoulders with Mr Reid at their children's wedding in London last September. The couple married in Westminster Cathedral and Campbell later told how he had chatted to Mr Reid at the reception and thanked him for looking after his daughter.
    His arrest followed a police operation around 8pm on Monday, when officers recovered drugs in a car on the A725 road in Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
    Campbell, of Bellshill, appeared on petition yesterday at Hamilton Sheriff Court with co-accused Michael Keelan, 46, Thomas Baird, 39, and Pamela Green, 37.
    Baird, of Holytown, Lanarkshire, and Keelan and Green, both of Bellshill, are also charged with supplying amphetamine.
    At a short hearing held in private, they made no plea or declaration and were granted bail.
    Campbell ran a Rangers supporters pub in Tenerife for five years, before returning to Scotland to live in 2005. In an interview last year, Campbell told how Mr Reid looked after his daughter Melissa, 25, while he was abroad.
    He said: "I was in Tenerife for one reason or another, and I have a lot to thank John Reid for.
    "He treated Melissa like his own daughter and looked after her when I wasn't there for her.
    "Just after we came out of the cathedral he came up to me, shook my hand and said, 'Hi, I'm John, pleased to meet you.'
    "He was a gentleman," Campbell went on. "He didn't exactly throw down the welcome mat, but I think John Reid is a good man. I've never voted in my life, but I think he is honest.
    "After that, we just went ahead to the party. I had a great time."

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