Drugs recovery in Johnstone

2nd May 2021

Police Scotland officers have recovered drugs worth an estimated street value of £273,000 in Johnstone.

On the morning of Thursday, 29 April, officers executed a search warrant at a property in John Lang Street, Johnstone, as part of an intelligence-led operation.

During a search of the address significant quantities of heroin, cocaine and herbal cannabis were recovered.

A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with drugs offences. He is due to appear before Paisley Sheriff Court on Friday 30 April, and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Sergeant David McIntosh from Paisley CID said: “Drugs have absolutely no place in our community, and as a result of this operation, a significant quantity has been taken off the streets.

“Officers are out working every day to identify those seeking to supply drugs in the area and put a stop to this harmful activity.

“Support from members of the public is absolutely vital to this work and we would continue to encourage people to engage with us and pass on any relevant information.

“Anyone with information or concerns regarding drugs activity in their community can contact Police Scotland through 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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