Man due in court after £5,000 worth of crack cocaine recovered in North-east

A man is due to appear in court today after police recovered £5,000 worth of drugs in the North-east.

The crack cocaine was seized during an intelligence-led drugs operation in Fraserburgh.

CID officers with support from the local Community Policing Team and dog unit executed a search warrant at a property in St Andrews Drive yesterday where the controlled drug was seized.

A 40-year-old man was subsequently arrested and charged and is expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today.

Detective Sergeant George Nixon said: “As a result of valuable intelligence received, a significant quantity of crack cocaine has now been recovered which could have ended up in the hands of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

He added: “I cannot stress enough how valuable the information is that we receive from the public in relation to the supply of drugs. By telling us your concerns we can gather vital information and target our resources to the right places and at the right times.

“Please continue to get in touch with information by calling Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 to remain anonymous.”