Grampian Police say they have recovered diazepam, cannabis, heroin, and cocaine, with an estimated street value of £3500 during raids in Aboyne and Stonehaven.
The latest enforcement stage forms part of Operation Hotspur – a collaborative approach to tackling illegal drugs in Aberdeenshire involving Grampian Police, Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian.
Detective Constable Reynolds, one of the officers on the enquiry team said:“ Grampian Police will continue the two pronged approach to tackling illegal drugs and the issues associated with illegal drugs in the Aberdeenshire area.
“The success of the latest phase of this operation should send a very clear signal that we will make Aberdeenshire as hostile an environment as possible for those involved in the supply of drugs.
“At the same time, we are continuing to address the wider impact that drugs can have on our communities.
“Those who were dealt with by the police during this operation have been referred to the Community Substance Misuse Service where they will be offered assistance with any drug-related issues.”
As a result of the operation, a 23 year old man and a 22 year old woman from the Aboyne area appeared at Stonehaven Sheriff Court on Friday 27 July for drug offences.
A 39 year old man from the Inverbervie area appeared at Stonehaven Sheriff Court this week, regarding drug offences.
Anyone with information about drugs in their area should contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or, if they prefer to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.