Police Pursuit Leads To Recovery Of Over £200,000 of Cannabis At Lockerbie

Road Policing officers in Dumfries and Galloway have recovered cannabis with an estimated street value of £210,000, during a routine patrol yesterday (Saturday, 6 February).

Around 1.30pm, officers engaged in a short pursuit with a BMW and a Mercedes, which failed to stop on the M74 Glasgow to Carlisle road. The vehicles were followed to the B7068, Lockerbie, driving in an erratic manner.

The Mercedes and its two occupants were traced near to Lockerbie High Street. While the BMW was found abandoned in a field near to Haas Farm and its driver was traced shortly afterwards, with the assistance of a dog unit.

As a result, a 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with drugs and road traffic offences. He is expected to appear in court tomorrow (Monday, 8 February). Two further men, both aged 26, were arrested and released pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Andrew McDowall, from Dumfries CID, said: “This recovery, and the good work involved from Road Policing officers and our dog unit, 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.
“If you have any information or concerns about drug misuse or wider criminality in your area, do not hesitate to contact us on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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