Police and the NHS are warning it could be due to heroin being mixed with other substances, including a potentially lethal painkiller.Read the full story ›
A man and woman accused of conspiring to supply drugs at this year's Kendal Calling festival are to go on trial in the new year.Read the full story ›
A man and a woman are due in court in Carlisle today after £3,000 worth of drugs were allegedly found in their car.
The two were charged with drug supply offences after police mounted a proactive stop on the M6 yesterday (25thAugust).
A black Audi Q3 was stopped on the M6 northbound near Southwaite Services at around 2.45am.
The occupants were said to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of £3,000.
Two people in the the vehicle were arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
Ethan Sheen, aged 20, of Merlin Street, Liverpool and Stacy Washington, aged 32, of Sandon Street, Liverpool were due to appear at North Cumbria Magistrates’ Court today (26th August).
Sheen has also been charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.
New figures have shown there were 827 drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2016.Read the full story ›
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Six men and a woman pleaded guilty to conspiring, with others, to supply heroin and crack cocaine in North Cumbria from the Merseyside area.Read the full story ›
Alex Hardie, 53 and Amanda Thompson, 37, were jailed for a total of nearly 11 years after being caught with heroine ingredients in Carlisle.Read the full story ›
A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with possessing and supplying illegal drugs.
He was found on a property in Innerleithen yesterday.
Police Scotland Community Inspector Tony Hodges of Galashiels Police Station say tackling drug crime is a top priority.
Our proactive drugs operations combined with information from the public has resulted in us taking more illegal drugs off the streets of the Scottish Borders. Tackling drug crime is a top priority for Police Scotland and we have a zero tolerance policy towards drug related offences. We continue to deal with any offences reported to the police using every resource at our disposal.
A man who plotted to supply heroin and crack cocaine to users in Kendal has been jailed for four years.Read the full story ›
A heroin addict who peddled a variety of illegal drugs to fund his long-standing habit has been jailed for seven years.Read the full story ›