A CALLOUS dealer backed a TRNSMT festival tribute to tragic teen Chelsea Bruce – days after she died from taking his drugs.
Lewis Reid, 22, joined the schoolgirl’s pals in a social media bid for a song dedication from Catfish and the Bottlemen.
But earlier in the same week in July the brute had supplied the ecstasy that killed her.
Reid – who uses the nickname Gucci – used Twitter to help spread a plea from Chelsea’s cousin to get the rockers to dedicate a song to her at Glasgow’s TRNSMT.
But he also used social media to ply his evil trade – and even mocked cops with a crude “F*** the CID” spelled out in white powder.
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A source said: “It’s sickening to think he was acting like a concerned pal when in reality he had supplied the drugs that ended up killing Chelsea.”
On Monday at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Reid – nicknamed Gucci – admitted 22 offences between August 2018 and July.
The court heard harrowing details of Chelsea’s last moments after four teens clubbed together to buy MDMA from Reid.
Prosecutor Ruaraidh Ferguson told how three youngsters including Chelsea took it at a party in Springburn, Glasgow.
Worried friends said she began to “shake and sweat so much her hair was wet”.
They took her outside to cool down but she began “gasping for air”, had a fit and passed out. She died at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Two lads, aged 16 and 18, also taken to hospital, identified Reid as the dealer.
He warned on Snapchat: “If anyone is saying I sold Chelsea Bruce anything text or Snapchat me.”
The court heard Reid – who was not charged with supplying Chelsea – boasted to cops: “I’ve dealt five kilos of this stuff and not one person has died yet.”
He admitted 22 offences between August 2018 and July, including possessing cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine and missing court.
Reid pled guilty to dangerous driving after ex-girlfriend Codey Brown broke her wrist when he drove off as she leaned in a car window during a row.
Tragic Codey was found dead aged 18 seven months later in a Kilmarnock park in March.
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Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane told the Barlinnie lag, who has revenge porn and drug dealing convictions: “I am considering sending you to the High Court for sentence. I’m not sure my powers are enough.”
During Chelsea’s funeral service, Rev Brian Casey said Springburn was in mourning following the young schoolgirl’s death. The minister is also the school chaplain at Springburn Academy.
He said: “Friends, Today Springburn is in mourning. We are shocked, We are in pain and we are broken.
“We have stopped and gathered here today to join together in our brokenness.
“We have lost one of our brightest and definitely one of our best.
“Anytime I saw Chelsea, the one thing that stood out was her wide smile. From ear to ear.”
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