Man convicted for supplying illegal drugs in Edinburgh
A man has been convicted for his involvement in drugs offences and serious and organised crime,
Shaun McKinnon (35) pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow today, Thursday, 17 February, 2022, when he appeared alongside his co-accused Samantha McCafferty (35) who pled guilty at an earlier date
It follows an intelligence-led operation targeting serious and organised crime and drug supply which involved months of investigation.
In July 2020, officers, acting under warrant, searched four addresses on Moredunvale Bank. A quantity of Heroin and Cocaine were seized from the properties, with a combined street value of £50,000.
Detective Inspector Bob Campbell said: “This case had a huge impact on the people of Moredun and the South of Edinburgh. These two ruled through fear and intimidation, thinking they were above the law. Their arrests prove they are not untouchable and we welcome today's conviction.
“We are committed to disrupting the illegal and harmful supply of drugs in our communities. We will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from our streets.
“We hope this sends a clear message to those involved in the supply of drugs that they can expect to be targeted by law enforcement. They certainly should not be making a profit off the misery and harm that drugs cause in our communities. .
“If you have any information or concerns about drug misuse or wider criminality in your area, do not hesitate to contact us on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where we will investigate thoroughly.”