The number of prisoners developing a drug problem behind bars has more than doubled in the last five years, research suggests.
Seven members of a drugs gang who supplied at least a tonne of high-purity cocaine worth up to £70 million to dealers around the M25 have been jailed for a total of 111 years.
'Crack' cocaine and heroin worth more than £12,200 has been seized in Aberdeen.
Drugs worth more than £36,000 have been seized in three separate incidents from across the north-east.
Drug dealers are targeting “vulnerable” single mums to help run their operations, a court was told.
A drugs courier was caught by a sniffer dog at the railway station bringing a kilogram of cannabis into Aberdeen.
Almost 150 needles have been found on north-east streets in the last three years.
Almost five pupils a month across the north-east are being disciplined for either possessing or taking drugs in school.
Five people were charged with drugs offences every day in the north-east on average last month, new figures show.
New drug detection dogs have been deployed on the railways in a bid to disrupt so-called county lines drug operations, according to British Transport Police (BTP).
Safe consumption rooms where illicit drugs are effectively decriminalised should be rolled out in Scotland to reduce the country’s drug-related death rate, an SNP MP has argued.
The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years.
A rogue driver is being taken off a north-east road almost every other day – thanks to a new piece of police kit.
The number of drug poisoning cases handled by hospitals in England has risen for the third year in a row, new figures show.
Europeans are spending more than 30 billion euros (£25 billion) each year on drugs with the UK among the five countries with the greatest demand for heroin, research has suggested.
New figures have revealed a drop in serious assaults for Aberdeen – though drug offences have increased.
Two men have been charged after £2,000 worth of drugs were seized in the north-east.
A former Aberdeen drug addict who now helps others on their road to recovery has told how he believes a family support group could have saved his mother’s life.
Advanced technology that can tell whether a person has used heroin even if they wash their hands could help police identify drug users and dealers.
The Home Office has insisted it has “no plans” to decriminalise the possession of drugs – despite a second Westminster committee now calling for this.
An Aberdeen man has been jailed after police raided his home and found up to £140 of drugs.
They want customers to treat the pub as though it were their own home – rather than as a “kids’ creche” with a warning of “you may get a blender across your face if you scream at staff for another voddy and coke when you’ve had enough”.
Three people have been charged after drugs worth £2,000 were seized in a north-east town.
A man has been arrested after drugs were seized in Aberdeen.
A woman has been banned from the road and handed unpaid work after admitting driving while unfit due to drugs.
Callum Auchinachie was driving along the A96 near Drimmies Farm, Inverurie, on April 18 when police stopped him and found the stash.
Christopher Clark took a cocktail of drugs and told police "it was just a bit of fun"
A man has appeared in court after drugs valued at £3,000 were recovered in the north-east.
A teenager has been charged following the recovery of cocaine and cannabis in the north-east.
A man who drove off with a terrified police officer clinging to his car for 40ft has been ordered to pay her £750 in compensation.