Argyll police announce results of two-week drug operation

Police in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire seized drugs worth �18,579 during the two-week Operation Woodfern.
Police in Argyll and West Dunbartonshire seized drugs worth �18,579 during the two-week Operation Woodfern.

Police Scotland has seized £18,579 worth of drugs in a two week operation across the division which covers Bute.

Over the past fortnight Operation Woodfern has seen 14 warrants executed and 43 people arrested in the Argyll and West Dunbartonshire area.

Almost £4,700 was also seized by officers as part of ongoing activity to address drugs crime in the division.

Detective Inspector Andy Doherty from L Division CID said: “This operation was all about sending a clear message to those engaging in the acquisition and distribution of controlled drugs across Argyll and West Dunbartonshire.

“No matter where you are, we will put a stop to anyone trying to blight a community through drugs.

“Criminals operating in quieter areas may believe they are working under the radar but that is certainly not the case. We have a team of officers dedicated to targeting drugs crime right across the division who work every day to gather intelligence and execute warrants to disrupt these criminals and the damage they do to communities.

“I would urge any members of the public with information about drugs activity in their area to contact police on 101. If you provide us with the information, we will act on it and put a stop to those engaging in the supply of controlled drugs.”