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£150,000 of cannabis seized after Skoda stopped on A74(M)

Officers from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit have taken a significant quantity of drugs off the streets after they stopped a Skoda Octavia on the A74(M) northbound near junction 19, Ecclefechan on Saturday, 13 June, 2020.

Officers searched the car and recovered a quantity of cannabis, with an estimated street value of one hundred and fifty thousand pounds (£150,000).

A 25 year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a number of offences including drugs offences, road traffic offences and attempting to pervert the course of justice.  He is due before Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday, 15 June, 2020.

A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Andy Mather from the Road Policing Unit said:  “This recovery has stopped a significant amount of drugs from reaching the streets of Scotland.  We will continue our work to track down those involved in this type of behaviour and take action.

“We can’t tackle this issue alone.  We rely on the support the public give us on drugs-related issues as this helps us gather intelligence that we can act on.  I would urge anyone with information about drugs in their local communities to contact police through 101.  Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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