Dumfries drug swoop “sizeable”, say police

Officers from Police Scotland this week recovered what they describe as sizable quantities of drugs from two addresses in Dumfries. In the first recovery, officers recovered heroin, which has an estimated street value of nearly £38,000. The recovery was made at a house in Cairn Avenue in the town on Monday 10 November.

A 27 year old woman was arrested and appeared at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Tuesday 11 November in connection with the seizure.

In a second search, this time in Queen Street in the town, on Tuesday 11 November 2014, a quantity of cannabis and a cannabis cultivation of some 20 growing cannabis plants were recovered. The street value of the drugs seized is in excess of £12,000. Two men, a 21 year old and a 20 year old are being reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with this seizure.

Inspector Stuart Wilson of the Community Policing Unit said: “These seizures show clearly that people are actively involved in the supply of large quantities for illegal drugs in Dumfries. Officers in Police Scotland are committed to our aim of Keeping People Safe and to that end we will work tirelessly in the battle against illegal drugs in our communities. We cannot do this alone however and we rely heavily on a good working partnership with our communities. Thanks to information coming into us, telling us about who is dealing drugs, where they are dealing drugs and when they are dealing drugs, we are able to be proactive in tackling head on this filthy trade in our towns and villages across Dumfries and Galloway.

Detective Sergeant Hugh McCombe said: “Police Scotland will actively target drug dealers and the valuable information and intelligence supplied by concerned parents, neighbours and many members of the public is invaluable in this fight. From this information we are able to build an intelligence picture which gives us the opportunity to target and take illegal drugs off the street, and out of harms way, whilst bringing to the courts those involved in this trade.”