Two men have been charged after police seized around £220,000 worth of drugs following a raid at a rural property in East Ayrshire.
Officers recovered a “significant quantity” of drugs and machinery after swooping in on the property near Dalmellington at around 8.10pm on Monday.
Class C tablets, suspected to be benzodiazepines, and a quantity of class B drugs, believed to be cannabis, were discovered.
Two men, age 25 and 26, were arrested and charged in relation to the alleged production of controlled drugs.
Chief inspector Nathan Calderwood, area commander, said: “Drugs have a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and cause misery in our communities.
“We are committed to tackling those involved in the production and supply of drugs.
“This is a significant recovery of tablets, machinery and other supplies. Each tablet in circulation has the potential to take a life.
“We will do all we can to support our partners and local residents in tackling issues of concern, work to promote recovery here in East Ayrshire and ensure the most vulnerable in our communities are linked with support available locally.
“I would encourage anyone with information on those involved in crime in their community to contact us.”
If you have concerns about drugs in your area, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We Are With You, which offers support to individuals to help manage, reduce or stop their drug or alcohol use, also offers advice and support to those worried about someone else’s substance misuse.
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