A HUGE drugs haul worth up to £250,000 has been taken off the streets of West Dunbartonshire.
The sum was netted during another series of raids on Friday after £28,000 was seized just two weeks ago.
Alleged dealers appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday in connection with last Friday’s discoveries.
Alexandria man Martin Gallacher, 27, and Gemma Aitken, 25, of Dumbarton, both appeared in connection with several charges.
Neither made any plea or declaration and both were bailed and committed for further examination.
This follows an alleged £200,000 cocaine and cannabis haul following an operation in Bellsmyre’s Howatshaws Road.
A 42-year-old man is expected to appear at court next month in connection with an alleged discovery of £530 worth of heroin in Elmbank Drive, Beechwood, Alexandria.
And a 42-year-old woman is also set to be at court after 2400 diazepam tablets were allegedly found at a property in Clydebank.
After the raids earlier this month, DCI Norrie Conway warned local drug dealers that officers would be at their doors next.
Commenting on Friday’s operations, he said: As a result of our ongoing work to gather intelligence on drug dealing activities we have carried out another successful series of raids.
These operations disrupt drug dealing activity but also impact higher up the chain by hurting the organised criminals, behind the trade, where it hurts them most – in the pocket.
Jun 18 2010
by Lorraine Waddell