Police find £7,000 worth of drugs in raid

Busted!: This is one of many successful operations to crack down on the supply and control of drugs in Aberdeenshire.
Busted!: This is one of many successful operations to crack down on the supply and control of drugs in Aberdeenshire.

Following an intelligence-led operation into the supply of controlled drugs in the Fraserburgh area, Grampian Police have recovered cocaine with an approximate street value in excess of £7,000.

Officers from CID and Local Policing Teams carried out the operation which resulted in dealer quantities of the drug being recovered. Officers also confirmed that referrals had been made to the Community Substance Misuse Service.

The raids continue as part of a unique collaborative approach to tackle illegal drugs and substance misuse in Aberdeenshire.

A 21-year-old male from the West Midlands area will be appearing at Peterhead Sheriff Court regarding drug offences

Detective Constable Vaughan said: “We will continue the two pronged approach to tackling illegal drugs and the associated issues in Aberdeenshire. This success sends a very clear signal that we will make Aberdeenshire as hostile an environment as possible for those involved in drug supply while also helping to address the wider impacts on our communities.

Local councillor Brian Topping hailed the success of the operation: “Grampian Police and their partner agencies are to be congratulated on this successful operation resulting in the recovery of drugs which might otherwise have been destined for the streets of the North-east.

“I am delighted that an individual has been apprehended in this regard and this sends a strong message to those in the West Midlands who have been targeting the North-east of Scotland.”