Two charged after cocaine worth £250,000 found in searches

Police initially pulled a car over in the Drip Road area of Stirling at around 9.40am on Thursday.

Two men have charged after more than £250,000 worth of cocaine was seized following a stop and search.

Police stopped a car in the Drip Road area of Stirling at around 9.40am on Thursday.

Following a search of the vehicle, cocaine with an estimated street value of £61,000 was recovered.

Searches then took place at a property in Craighall Street, along with a number of outbuildings in the Hawthorn Crescent area.

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Inside one outbuilding, 2.4kg of cocaine was seized with an estimated street value of £193,000. In total, the value of drugs seized had an approximate street value of £254,000.

Two men, aged 23 and 45, were charged in connection with drug offences and are due to appear at Stirling Sheriff Court on Friday.

Detective sergeant Jamie Hughes said: “This is a significant quantity of harmful drugs that has been removed from circulation within our communities.

“This recovery was as a direct result of the initial stop and search by officers on patrol in the local area.

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“Drugs will not be tolerated in Forth Valley and we will continue to pursue those who are involved in this sort of criminality to ensure they are brought before the courts.”

Anyone with concerns or information about drug misuse in their area can report this to the police via 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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