Broughty drugs pair found guilty

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A man and woman have been found guilty at Stirling High Court as part of an ongoing Police Scotland operation to target suppliers of controlled drugs.

William Forbes, 37, and Jenny Whyte, 28, both of Panmure Street, Broughty Ferry, were stopped while driving on Benvie Road in Dundee on Oct 24, 2013.

A subsequent search revealed 500g of heroin concealed within the vehicle. Forbes and Whyte were arrested as part of an intelligence led operation by officers from Police Scotland’s Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU) .

Both are expected to be sentenced at Glasgow High Court on Tuesday, April 21.

DI Graeme Naysmith from the OCCTU said: “Police officers acting on vital intelligence gathered from the public were able to target Forbes and Whyte and evidence their part in supplying drugs to the Tayside area.

“Those who disregard the safety of others and take part in the drug supply chain should realise that Police Scotland will use all means at its disposal to bring them to justice.

“We will continue to target serious organised crime and remove those responsible for the distribution of drugs from our communities.

“I would encourage anyone to report criminal activity in their area by contacting police on 101 or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”