Plainclothes cops seized £3k cocaine stash from suspect in Renfrew

A dealer was caught in the act when eagle-eyed plainclothes cops spotted him in the middle of a drug swap.

Officers clocked the deal going down in Quarry Street, Renfrew, at around 10am on Wednesday and gave chase.

After a short foot chase the suspect was nabbed and searched which lead to the discovery of more than £3,000 worth of cocaine.

The dealer also had deal size quantities of cannabis on him when he was stopped as well as a blade, which he failed to disclose to officers.

Inspector Allan O’Hare, from Renfrew, Johnstone and the villages community policing team said members of the public hold the key to preventing drug activity in the region.

He said: “This was an important recovery which prevents potentially deadly drugs reaching the streets of Renfrew which sends a clear message that we will not tolerate drugs activity in our community.

“Information from members of the public is vital in helping us identify and target offenders and we will always act on intelligence received.

“If you have any information or concerns about drugs supply in your area, please contact Police Scotland on 101 or by making a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged under the misuse of drugs act and offensive weapon offences.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Meanwhile two men, aged 35 and 38, have been arrested and charged with drug related offences after they were stopped by police in Paisley.

Officers pulled over their car in Gilmour Street at around 12.10pm on Tuesday.

They allegedly found a quantity of amphetamines and cannabis in their car during a search.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm a two men were arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following a vehicle stop in Gilmour Street, Paisley, on Tuesday afternoon.

“A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

Daily Record – Paisley