Drug making factory raided in Johnstone producing suspected Etizolam pills Drug making factory raided in Johnstone producing suspected Etizolam pills
Police have raided a building in Johnstone for alleged drugs offences including the production of drugs, suspected to be Etizolam. The raid happened Wednesday... Drug making factory raided in Johnstone producing suspected Etizolam pills

Police have raided a building in Johnstone for alleged drugs offences including the production of drugs, suspected to be Etizolam.

The raid happened Wednesday morning around 10.20am when officers from the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Serious and Organised Crime Team used a warrant to enter a property in Victoria Works, Mary Street, Johnstone.

Officers seized a quantity of pills, a pill press and other equipment used in the production of drugs, suspected Etizolam form the makeshift factory.

Two men who are aged 34 and 55 have been arrested and charged in connection with the seizure. Both men are due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Thursday 25th April 2019.

Detective Inspector John Stewart said: “Drugs are a menace and cause communities and families immeasurable harm. I want to reassure people that we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to target those involved in this type of criminality.

“Drugs are a real concern but with local people’s continued support and co-operation, we can all make a difference and reduce the threat of such criminality.

“Those who think they can get away with peddling drugs without facing the consequence are wrong. We are and we will continue to target anyone involved in drugs and the criminality around such products.”

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