Drugs approximately valued at £28,000

Officers in Fife, with support from partners launched a local initiative to target the supply of illicit drugs and substance misuse in Fife’s communities with initial enforcement action on Friday 21st April.

Activity under Operation Prospect has included the searches of 14 addresses in the Dunfermline, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cowdenbeath, Cardenden, Levenmouth areas with 12 people arrested.

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Controlled drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis with an approximate value of £28,000 have been recovered.

Additionally as a result of the searches an illegal replica firearm, £2,200 in cash, stolen property to the value of £800 and a motor vehicle were also seized.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Cunningham of Crime Management in Glenrothes who is leading Operation Prospect said: “We are taking positive enforcement action to arrest individuals and recover drugs and weapons from our communities.

“In doing so, we are addressing concerns expressed in the Your View Counts survey which clearly indicate that the Fife community considers the supply of illegal drugs to be damaging and unacceptable with devastating consequences for families.

“We have carried out planned and focussed activity and will continue to do so with the ongoing assistance of the public which is crucial.

“However we know it is also crucial that the right support, education and prevention is in place to make our communities safer and protect the public. To that end we are committed to working with our partners to tackle the supply of drugs across the region and reduce the harm drug dealing causes.”

Anyone with concerns about the abuse of controlled drugs, or information about those involved in the supply of controlled drugs, is urged to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.