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Police act to weed out drug dealers in Levenmouth

Inspector Tom Brown.
Inspector Tom Brown.

Police in Levenmouth have pledged there will be no let up in the war on drugs as cannabis cultivations increase.

Seizures of the Class B drug are on the rise locally as domestic plantations become more common.

Police warned the enforcement of drugs legislation was still a priority, despite the belief among many people that cannabis was a harmless drug for personal use.

Levenmouth inspector Tom Brown said: “Despite competing demands, we will continue to focus on drug enforcement in order to make our communities safer and restrict the access to controlled drugs.

“Families want positive action and we will provide this.”

Local officers have created an action plan to focus on gathering intelligence on drug dealers and obtaining warrants.

“The current crime trend is cannabis cultivation,” Mr Brown said.

“We’ve reverted back to the days of the 60s and 70s where people are thinking rather than buy it, let’s try to grow it.

“We walk into some houses and it’s like we’ve walked into an episode of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. It’s like a jungle.”

Mr Brown said the public had made it clear they wanted proactive and swift action against drug dealers.

“Whilst there may be a perception that cannabis is a low level drug and for personal use, may I inform that the size of plantations and quantity seized indicates that it is being grown for the purpose of sale and not for personal use,” he said.

Pointing out that cannabis cultivation make considerable profit for the grower, he added: “Cannabis is also responsible for psychotic behaviour which in turn manifests in violence.”

Mr Brown revealed that while heroin was still a drug of choice in Levenmouth, education meant young people were no longer turning to it.

“It is legacy users who continue to abuse heroin,” he said.

“We will target drug dealers who offer heroin for sale.

“A recent search of a house in the Methil area resulted in over £71,000 worth of heroin being recovered.

“The recovery of this amount ensured that the distribution network was disrupted and potentially fatal doses of heroin were removed from the streets.”

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