Community concerns lead to drugs operations in Moray

Drugs operation took place in Keith and Elgin
Drugs operation took place in Keith and Elgin

CONCERNS BY COMMUNITIES in Moray has sparked a two-day police operation targeting drug crime.

Acting on information raised by local people in Keith and Elgin, officers from the divisional organised crime investigation team, supported by colleagues from the operational support unit, drugs dogs and handlers executed a number of warrants on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

Resulting directly from that operation one man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for failing to comply with a warrant, while a three-figure sum of cash was seized along with heroin win an estimated street value of £1350.

Police say that enquiries are still ongoing as a result of the operation, with Detective Constable Kyle MacKinnon, who organised the operation, saying: “This operation in the Elgin and Keith areas has been conducted to address concerns about drug dealing and misuse raised by local communities.

“We are committed to tackling the issues our local communities highlight to us and we rely on your support for us to target those involved with drugs. Anyone with information about drugs is encouraged to contact us so we can take action.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.