Two in court after over £250,000 of cocaine seized in Stirling

Published 15 March 2019

Police in Forth Valley have arrested and charged two men after a quantity of Class A drugs were seized in Stirling.

Officers stopped a car in the Drip Road area at around 9.40am on Thursday 14 March. As a result of a search of the vehicle, a quantity of cocaine with an estimated street value of £61,000 was recovered.

Following a search of the car, search warrants were then executed at a property in the Craighall Street area, along with a number of outbuildings in the Hawthorn Crescent area.

Within one outbuilding 2.4kg of cocaine was seized with an estimated street value of £193,000.

In total the value of drugs seized had an approximate street value of £254,000.

Two men, aged 23 and 45 were charged in connection with drug offences and are due to appear at Stirling Sheriff Court today (Friday 15 March).

Detective Sergeant Jamie Hughes from Forth Valley CID said: “This is a significant quantity of harmful drugs that has been removed from circulation within our communities.

“This recovery was as a direct result of the initial stop and search by officers on patrol in the local area.

“Drugs will not be tolerated in Forth Valley and we will continue to pursue those who are involved in this sort of criminality to ensure they are brought before the courts.”

Anyone with concerns or information about drug misuse in their area can report this to us via 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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