Two Men Charged After £160,000 Of Drugs Recovered In M74 Stop

Road Policing officers in Dumfries and Galloway have recovered cannabis with an estimated street value of £160,000, during a routine patrol yesterday (Sunday, 14 March).

Around 12.15pm, officers stopped a red Audi A3 traveling southbound on the M74 near Junction 16. As a result of the recovery, two men, aged 33 and 45, have been arrested and charged. They are expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court today (Monday, 15 March).

Inspector Campbell Moffat, from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “I’d like to commend the good work of our officers who initially pulled the vehicle over as it was being driven in an erratic manner. Thanks to their good instincts and judgement, we’ve now removed a significant quantity of illegal drugs from the streets.
“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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