TWO Inverclyde men are behind bars today after appearing at Greenock Sheriff Court charged with being involved in serious organised crime.

Lee Docherty and Ian Miller are facing a total of three charges including an allegation that they were concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Docherty, 37, of Dunvegan Avenue in Gourock, and Miller, 39, of the Esplanade in Greenock, are said to have committed the alleged offences whilst subject to multiple bail orders between them.

The pair are accused of agreeing with each other, and others currently unknown to the Crown, to do something they ‘ought reasonably to have known or suspected would enable or further the commission of serious organised crime’, by concerning themselves in the supply of controlled drugs.

Both men face a further charge of being concerned in the supply of heroin to another or others.

A third charge alleges that Docherty and Miller were also concerned in the supply of cocaine.

Prosecutors say the alleged offences took place at several locations in Inverclyde, including Dunvegan Avenue in Gourock, Oxford Road, Dorset Road and Devon Road in Larkfield, and the Esplanade between June 1 and September 27.

Docherty is said to have been on three bail orders – one of which was granted at the High Court in Glasgow. The Crown says Miller was on three sheriff court bail orders at the time of the alleged offences.

Docherty appeared on petition at a private hearing at Greenock Sheriff Court last week, with Miller appearing on Friday.

Both made no plea through defence solicitor Amy Spencer and were remanded in custody and fully committed for trial.

The case will next call at the High Court for a preliminary criminal hearing, with a date yet to be confirmed.