A “POSH KID” who went on an 11-month-long crime spree has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

Lewis Reid, from Bridge of Weir, committed a catalogue of offences, including drug trafficking and dangerous driving, during “a period of utter madness and chaos in his life,” a court heard.

The 22-year-old, who went by the nickname of ‘Gucci,’ sold the drug Ecstasy to friends of a teenager who took the class-A substance and died.

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He also hurt a former girlfriend, who later took her own life, in an incident of dangerous driving with his car.

Reid’s counsel, Joe Barr, told the High Court in Edinburgh that his client wished to express to the family of 16-year-old Chelsea Bruce his “sincere apologies, sadness and regret.”

She took ill and died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary after taking Ecstasy.

Mr Barr said Reid had also instructed him to offer his deepest sympathies to the family of his former girlfriend Codey Brown, 18, whose death had caused him “great personal sorrow.”

Reid had earlier admitted a total of 22 charges when he appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, committed between August 2018 and July last year. He had originally faced 48 charges.

But he was sent to the High Court because of its greater powers of sentencing.

Mr Barr said the background to Reid’s short but “pretty intense” offending stemmed from emotional and social pressures going back to his school days and early teenage years.

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He said his client came from a “relatively wealthy” background and was bullied at school as a “posh kid.” He then began to associate with his persecutors and doing drugs.

Lord Arthurson said the offending included “an appalling catalogue of dangerous driving,” as well as class-A drug supply.

He also banned Reid from driving for nine years.

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