Fort William operation targets drug misuse

Published 08 October 2018

Police in Fort William have led an operation aimed at targeting drug misuse in the town.

The intelligence led initiative was held in Fort William town centre and involved local officers working with colleagues from CID, Roads Policing and the divisional Flexible Policing Team on Saturday, October 6.

The operation involved a number of visits to licenced premises in Fort William town centre, while officers engaged with a large number of patrons and members of the public.

As a direct result of the operation, five people will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with alleged possession of controlled drugs.

Personal use quantities of cocaine and cannabis were recovered during the operation.

In addition, two people were arrested for outstanding warrants, a fixed penalty notice for anti-social behaviour was issued and one person was arrested for alleged drink driving.

It is the second operation of its type to be held in Fort William town centre this year.

Constable Katy Duncan, who organised the operation, said: "Drugs misuse will not be tolerated in Lochaber and these operations will continue to be carried out throughout the area.

"We have a zero tolerance approach to drugs misuse and our communities have also made it very clear they will not accept it.

"If you have any information or concerns about drug dealing within the community then please contact the police on 101 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."


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Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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