Drugs Seized During Continued Proactive Activity to Tackle Drug Misuse on Shetland

Officers in Shetland are continuing to proactively target drug misuse to help keep communities safe.

Despite the restriction of travel and transport between Shetland and the mainland, a number of seizures have been made this week of illegal substances.

On Monday May 18, 2020, the Dogs Against Drugs charity seized packages in the postal system suspected to contain cannabis and illegal Valium tablets, while search warrants were executed at three addresses in Lerwick with the assistance of Dogs Against Drugs whereby suspected class A drugs were recovered. Enquiries are ongoing into all cases.

Commenting Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch said:

“Despite the extraordinary support required of Police Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic, we remain absolutely committed to ensuring that our communities are looked after and that we do everything we can to prevent crime.

“This includes continuing to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs in Shetland and seizing harmful substances before they reach the hands of the most vulnerable people. 

“Thankfully, we have an excellent working relationship with our partners such as Dogs Against Drugs who help us tackle this issue and I would like to thank the charity for its assistance this week.”

He added:

“We do not tolerate the supply of drugs and neither should the people of Shetland.

“Anyone with concerns or information relation to the misuse of drugs is urged to contact Lerwick Police Station by calling 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Prevention is also absolutely key and we are committed to working with our partners and communities to ensure people have access to the right support.

“Anyone who is drug dependent and seeking confidential help is encouraged to visit Shetland Alcohol and Drug Partnership Facebook page where information and support services can be found.”