Over the last few weeks, officers from Police Scotland have been working tirelessly to tackle those supplying illegal drugs across Galloway.
A Police spokesperson stated “Over a ten day period a team of officers have executed 12 drug search warrants at different addresses throughout the region. Nine people will be reported to the court for being involved in the supply of illegal drugs and six will be reported for being in possession of drugs.Drugs seized include Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis and Diazepam.”
Inspector Gavin McHallum stated “This team of officers were put together to answer concerns raised by our community, people are tired of the misery and harm those involved in the drug supply chain bring to our families.
One of our divisions local priorities is a promise to tackle those involved in the despicable trade of supplying illegal drugs on our street and within our communities. We have executed drug search warrants from Stranraer across to Castle Douglas and have had a number of successes. The execution of the warrants and recovery of drugs is only the beginning for my teams and they will continue to work hard to ensure the right outcome is achieved through the court process. Undoubtedly this good work will lead onto other addresses being searched and if you are involved in the drug scene you should be feeling nervous as you read this and thinking to yourself, “will I be next”.
I would like to thank the public for their assistance and for having the courage to speak out against drug dealers. I would also like to thank them for their patience because I know at times it can be frustrating when they don’t see immediate action. Without your help operations like this would not be possible.
I also send out an appeal to each and everyone of you within our communities, if you have any information that you think could assist us in the fight against drug dealers please come forward and report this. Every little piece of information helps complete the jigsaw. You can report it in many ways including
Attending at any Police Station
Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Through the Police Scotland website “Contact US” page