Drugs valued at over £500,000 recovered in Lossiemouth
Published 09 August 2018
Three people have been charged following the recovery of drugs valued at over £560,000 in Lossiemouth.
The recovery was made on Wednesday 8 August 2018 in the Cromarty Place area of Lossiemouth as part of an intelligence lead operation.
Cocaine, Heroin , Cannabis and Cannabis resin was recovered with an estimated street value of over £560,000.
Two local woman aged 28 and 20 plus a 20 year old man from the Elgin area have been charged in relation to alleged drugs offences and are expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court today (Thursday 9 August 2018).
Chief Inspector Maggie Miller, Area Commander for Moray said: “We are committed to tackling the misuse of drugs within Moray and we rely on information from the public to help us disrupt the supply of illegal drugs into our local communities. Information provided by the public helps us build a picture which enables us to undertake local operations such as this to intercept drugs before they are distributed more widely.
“I’d like to thank the public within Lossiemouth for their patience and understanding whilst we carried out this operation. Some residents may be alarmed that this quantity of drugs has been recovered in their community and so local officers from the Lossiemouth Community Policing Team will be carrying out high visibility patrols and anyone with concerns is encouraged to discuss this with officers.
“If anyone has any concerns about drugs misuse in their street or community, or they’ve begun to notice unusual comings and goings I would urge them to contact us so that we are aware and can take action.
“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.
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