Evening Express

Two men charged after police seize ‘crack’ cocaine in Aberdeen

Two men have been charged after drugs worth £1,600 were seized in Aberdeen.

Police recovered ‘crack’ cocaine from a property in the Powis Place area of the city on Friday following a tip off.

A 39-year-old Aberdeen man and a 20-year-old man from Manchester were both charged in connection with the recovery.

They are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.

The recovery came as part of a two-week operation in which six search warrants have been carried out – as a result £5,500 worth of cocaine has been seized and ten people charged in connection.

Two other people have been arrested on apprehension warrants and £1,500 cash recovered.

Inspector Rob Sturton of the Kittybrewster community policing team said: “We are committed to listening to the concerns of our communities and acting upon them to tackle criminality and improve the quality of life.

“We understand the social impact and harm the illegal supply of drugs can have upon community life and will take every opportunity to identify, disrupt and deal with individuals involved.

“We continue to encourage anyone with concerns or information about drugs to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”