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Police alerted to 'huge' drugs stash in disused building in Strathpeffer


By Donna MacAllister


One villager said eight police vans swooped in at 7 o'clock at night and the stash was taken away.
One villager said eight police vans swooped in at 7 o'clock at night and the stash was taken away.

POLICE have removed a "huge" stash of what is believed to be cannabis plants from a disused building at Strathpeffer Railway Station.

Officers will not give specifics on the type or quantity of drugs removed.

But villagers say they believe some 500 cannabis plants were removed "by the lorry-load".

One villager claimed: "We didn't know what it was but there was a strange smell in the area. Someone reported it to the police weeks ago but nothing came of it.

"Then a bunch of people got together and reported it and they turned up last night. There were eight police vans, manned."

He added: "People are saying there were 500 plants, ready for harvest. That's a huge amount of grass. Must be worth a lot of money."

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that it attended a property in Strathpeffer following information received about drug concerns on Monday, July 1.

"A number of items were discovered within and enquiries remain ongoing."

Asked for the quantity and value of the find, he said: "It is an ongoing operation so we not in a position to give more detail at this stage."

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