£100,000 Worth Of Drugs Recovered On M74 Near Johnstonebridge

Road Policing officers in Dumfries and Galloway have recovered cannabis with an estimated street value of £100,000, during a routine vehicle stop.

Around 12.10pm on Saturday, 9 April, 2022, officers stopped an Audi A4 on the M74 near to Junction 16 Johnstonebridge and found around 10kg of cannabis.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with drugs and road traffic offences. He is expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday, 11 April, 2022.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace two more men who left the scene.

Detective Constable Thomas Dingwall, from Dumfries CID, said: “This recovery, and the good work involved from Road Policing officers, shows that criminals may try to evade us, but we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove illegal drugs from our communities.”

Anyone with any concerns about drug misuse is advised to contact 101 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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