POLICE have seized at least £200,000 worth of illegal drugs after sharp-eyed officers stopped a car in Paisley.
They found about £100 of cocaine inside the motor but when they searched the driver’s flat in the town’s West End, kilos of drugs – believed to be amphetamine and cocaine – were uncovered.
A 32-year-old has been arrested and faces a number of drug-related and road-traffic charges. He is expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court soon.
Traffic cops stopped a car in Barrhead Road, Paisley, on Friday night.
As one officer talked to the driver the other checked the inside of the vehicle and found a small amount of lethal drugs.
Hours later, police colleagues targeted the motorist’s home in the Broomlands Street area.
During a room-by-room search they discovered a kilo of cocaine and 10 kilos of amphetamine tablets. About £1,000 of drugs cash was also seized.
An elderly woman living in the block said: “Police were in an upstairs flat and spent a long time there.
“They brought out a lot of things in bags and put them into a police vehicle. I presume it was drugs.”
Later a police spokesman said: “There was a raid on a flat in the West End and it’s estimated the amount of illegal drugs seized was £200,000.
“A man has been arrested and will appear in court.”
Renfrewshire police have seized up to £5million worth of deadly drugs over the last year.
The most recent swoop was on a house in the Craigbog Avenue area of the Howwood Road scheme, in Johnstone. Officers uncovered £100,000 worth of substances, including cannabis plants.
They have also closed down a cannabis factory in Clarence Street and Renfrew Road, both Paisley.
In those raids more than £125,000 worth of plants were seized.
Later a police spokesman urged the public to continue alerting them about drug dealers and suppliers.
He added: “We want to know the names and addresses of dealers, the registration numbers of their cars, meeting places and the type of drugs being sold.
“Ring Paisley Police Office on 0141 532 5900 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”