Man and woman in court following drugs raid on Lerwick house

A man and a woman appeared in court today after a “significant quantity” of class A, B and C drugs worth around £2,000 and £2,000 in cash were seized during a two-day operation by police in Shetland.

Kirsti Moncrieff, 29, of Punds, West Baila, Lerwick, and Carl Henry Dew, 32, of Sandside, Firth, appeared in private from custody on petition for alleged contravention of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. They made no plea or declaration, were committed for further examination and were released on bail. No date has yet been set for a further court appearance.

A 34-year-old woman, a 47-year-old man and a 25-year-old man have also been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with what police described as an “intelligence-led, pro-active operation”.

A house in Gilbertson Road, Lerwick, was searched on Saturday afternoon by a number of officers and sniffer dogs and forensics officers removed sevaral bags of material from the location.

Separate from the house search, a 25-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and 14-year-old youth are to be reported for separate misuse of drugs offences.

A police spokesman said: “Northern Constabulary would like to express their gratitude to the general public for their support. It is essential in achieving successes like this and officers will always treat information supplied by the public very sensitively. Anybody with information about drug dealers in their area should report it to their local police or if people don’t want to be identified, they can also make an anonymous report via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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