Three arrested in Elgin facing drug supply charges

THREE MEN AGED between 32 and 59 have been charged with drug offences in Moray.

Police Scotland say the men aged 32, 34 and 59 were arrested as part of an intelligence-led operation in Elgin, targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the region.

Throughout this month police have undertaken operations including a drugs search warrant at a property in the McMillian Avenue area on Thursday. From that officers recovered diamorphine with a street value estimated at over £12,500.

The three were charged in connection with that recovery with reports now being submitted to the procurator fiscal.

PC Kyle Mackinnon of the Divisional Alcohol Violence Reduction Unit said: “I would like to thank the members of the public who provided us with information in connection with these inquiries.”

He added: “There is no place for drugs in our communities and there will no let-up in our activity to disrupt any criminal activity. The distribution, sale and supply of illegal drugs can have a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities and it won’t be tolerated.

“Targeted operations send a clear message that we will continue to robustly target those individuals and groups who profit from the sale or supply of illegal drugs.

“We would also continue to urge anyone with concerns about suspicious activity in their neighbourhood involving drugs to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 to remain anonymous.”