Blades and drugs found on locals as Dundee police carry out string of ‘stop and searches’ during crackdown
A crackdown on violence and drug-related crime led to Tayside Police Division apprehending 20 people and executing two drug search warrants. Officers also found drugs or weapons on 19 people during a total of 68 “stop and searches” carried out across the Hilltown, city centre, Douglas, St Mary’s and Lochee. A lock knife and a riding crop fitted with a blade were among the items found. Police also recovered heroin, “street valium” etizolam, cocaine, cannabis and illegally-obtained medication during Operation Quest.
Suspected drug death toll in Scotland hit over 550 in last six months
The number of suspected deaths through drugs In Scotland has hit 550 over the last six months. Police figures provided to PA Scotland show 551 suspected deaths between April 1 and September 27 this year. The figures come just months after Scotland was found to have the highest death rate in the world when it was found 1,187 people died in 2018. The statistics caused a public outcry, with some branding Scotland’s drug issue a “crisis”.