Police seize drugs

Large quantities of drugs have been seized across the region over the weekend.

Dumfries and Glloway Police grabbed “substantial” amounts berween Friday and Sunday, October 5 and 7, at various locations.

The biggest haul was made on the A74(M) when around £300,000 worth of cannabis resin was seized from a vehicle. A man and a woman have been arrested and are due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Tuesday, October 9.

Also in the east of the region, approximately £1300 worth of cannabis was recovered after a search in Dalbeattie, and a report is being prepared for the procurator fiscal.

Two people will also appear in Stranraer Sheriff Court on Tuesday, October 9, in relation to the recovery of heroin with a value of £350 in the town.

Two men are also due in Dumfries Sheriff Court on Tuesday, October 9, in connection with the recovery of £30,000 worth of herbal cannabis on the A74(M).

Meanwhile, a house was raided in Wigtown, resulting in the recovery of drugs and a man from the town will be the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.

Detective Inspector Mark Carruthers said: “This has been particularly busy period which has brought about some substantial recoveries of drugs in the region over a fairly short period of time.

“Intelligence is the key to taking illegal drugs and the dealers off the streets of the region and we rely on the communities throughout Dumfries and Galloway to stand up and tell us about who is dealing drugs, where they are dealing drugs and when.

“It is only with the help of the community that we can make an impact on this terrible trade. Anyone who wants to give any information can either phone the police on 0845 600 5701 or, if they want to do so anonymously, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”