Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Local man arrested on drug charges

A local man was arrested on Friday by RGP (Royal Gibraltar Police) Drug Squad officers in the course of Operation Crayfish.

An RGP spokesman said:

“On Friday April 22nd 2005 Drug Squad officers in the execution of Operation Crayfish arrested Ian McLaren 36, of 12 Nassau Court, after he was found in possession of a small amount of cannabis resin.

A search warrant executed at his place of work revealed a further 230 grams of cannabis resin, as well as other drug trafficking paraphernalia in a locker which was under McLaren’s control.

A further search warrant executed at his residence yielded a further 20 grams of cannabis resin as well as documents and over £1200 in banknotes all of which were also seized by police.

McLaren was charged with possession with intent to supply 250 grams of cannabis resin and possession of 253.5 grams of cannabis resin.

He was granted police bail in the sum of £750 and appeared in court yesterday."

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