Saturday, 18 July 2015

Another local drugs hit by police

Yet another success is reported today by police.  This time it was at an address in the Dumbiedykes where yesterday morning around 8am police raided an address.  They recovered cocaine, heroin, diazepam and cannabis with a street value of £32,000.  It is not clear that anyone was arrested in the raid although police enquiries are continuing.

This follows on from a series of successful raids on houses in the Prestonfield area in the last three weeks. See here and here for more details.

I wrote on this topic in the Evening News earlier this week.  An extract:
"There are huge consequences(from illegal drugs use); disturbance to neighbours is common; fear of unwelcome people injecting or plying their trade in the stair or the street paralyses many people from going about their business; often the people involved are at the forefront of cons such as benefit fraud; costs to society mount via the NHS, housing and even street cleaning costs. The ordinary citizen pays for this in different ways.
But these raids and arrests are only part of the story in that estate. I have other reports of streets and addresses nearby where suppliers have been plying their trade unhindered and will, no doubt, continue to do so, perhaps after a short period of lying low. "

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