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Drugs Seized - A9 at Slochd

Issued: 26 Feb 2007

THIRD MAJOR SEIZURE OF DRUGS BY NORTHERN CONSTABULARY IN THE SPACE OF A FORTNIGHT

Police have recovered a large quantity of drugs after stopping a car on the A9 near the Slochd on Saturday evening.

MDMA with an estimated street value of over £90,000 was recovered by officers from the Badenoch, Strathspey and Nairn Area Command.

A 46-year-old man and a 24-year-old man are due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court today in connection with alleged drug dealing and other offences.

A report on the incident has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

It has been an extremely successful fortnight for the Force which has seen the recovery of £50,000 worth of amphetamine in Inverness, £4,000 worth of ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis in Nairn and the sentencing of Roy Thomas, Craig Lee and Ian MacDougall for their part in the creation of a heroin network in the Black Isle.

DS Andy Gross, based at Aviemore, said: "Police in Badenoch, Strathspey and Nairn wish to make it quite clear that anyone engaged in the trafficking of controlled substances through this Force area will be vigorously and robustly targeted.

"Anyone with information in relation to drug related activity should contact the local office at Aviemore on 01479 810222, the Confidential Line on 01479 810121 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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