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Drugs Seizure - Stornoway

Issued: 23 Feb 2007


Northern Constabulary today ended a successful week in the battle against illegal drugs with the seizure of over £4,000 worth of what is believed to be ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamine in Stornoway.

A 44-year-old man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with alleged drug dealing offences. He is expected to appear at Stornoway Sheriff Court on Monday.

This recovery was a result of a joint Police operation involving officers from various Command Areas and departments and is yet another example of Northern Constabulary's robust approach to the targeting of drug dealers.

Detective Inspector Gordon Greenlees said: "This is a significant seizure of ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamine in the Western Isles and the recovery of these drugs re-affirms our commitment to take all legal steps to tackle this trade.

"This seizure is another success in a week that has seen the recovery of £50,000 worth of amphetamine in Inverness; £4,000 worth of ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis in Nairn and the conviction of three men for being concerned in the supply of heroin in the Highlands for which they received jail sentences of over 15 years."

He added: "Whilst the Western Isles remain one of the safest communities to live in, this seizure reminds us that we cannot be complacent and that every area of the country is at risk from the scourge of drugs.

"It is for this very reason that our communities must remain vigilant, we rely heavily on members of the public informing us about drugs issues in their communities and I would take this opportunity to encourage anyone who may have information which could help the Police to contact their local police station or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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