Police seize cocaine during Western Isles drugs raid
24 November 2017
Western Isles police have recovered a quantity of cocaine during a raid on a property
The islander will be reported to the procurator fiscal at Stornoway for potential
A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident said Police Scotland.
The raid at a town centre address which took place earlier this month was one of
16 drug recoveries in the past four weeks across the north of Scotland.
Activity by Police Scotland officers resulted in seizures in the Inverness, Shetland,
Ross-shire, Lochaber, Badenoch and Strathspey areas.
The activity resulted in tens of thousands of pounds worth of illegal drugs being
intercepted before they were sold on.
The Stornoway seizure was small compared to notable recoveries at mainland addresses.
Some £25,000 worth of heroin, Ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis was found in two properties
in Inverness, resulting in a 31-year-old man being reported to the fiscal.
Another search in a different house in the Highland capital discovered a £3000 haul
of heroin and crack cocaine.
Heroin valued at approximately £1,600 was recovered from a house in the Muir of Ord
area resulting in a 57-year-old woman being charged.
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Sutherland said: "We work every day of the year
to intercept drugs bound for the streets of the Highlands and islands and these recoveries
are just the latest example of that.
"We will never become complacent and the the information we receive on a daily basis
shows that we have the support of our communities in tackling the trade in illegal
"We are grateful to everyone who helps by providing us with information - none of
these recoveries would be possible without your help.
"We will always act on intelligence and will use it to take drugs off the streets
and report anybody suspected of being involved in this illegal trade.
"Our message to those intent on dealing drugs is simple - keep looking over your
shoulder because you could be next on our list."