Drugs worth over half a million pounds recovered from derelict building

Two men aged 29 and 39 were arrested in connection with the discovery.

Greenock building raid uncovers drugs worth over half a million pounds STV News

Over £600,000 worth of drugs were recovered during a police raid of a derelict building in Greenock.

Officers arrested and charged two men aged 29 and 39 in connection with the discovery made on Wednesday, February 14 after a pre-planned operation.

Both men appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court on Thursday, February 15.

Police searched a building believed to be derelict on Newark Street and discovered a large-scale cannabis cultivation.

Detective Inspector Nikki Wake said: “Officers are removing drugs from communities right across Scotland day in, day out, and information provided by the public is vital in helping us continue to do this.

“I would specifically ask anyone who witnesses any suspicious behaviour in and around buildings that aren’t frequently occupied, or has concerns regarding drug production and crime in their area, to report this to us so we can investigate.”

Those with concerns are asked to report this to Police Scotland via 101, or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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