A 27-year-old is facing charges after allegedly being caught with £6,000 worth of class A drugs and cash.

While on patrol in the Ayr North area, officers stopped a car in James Street, Ayr on Friday, December 13.

They detained the man after a quantity of class A drugs estimated to be worth £3,000 were allegedly found in his possession.

A search warrant was obtained for the male’s house and £3,000 in cash was seized from the house under Proceeds of Crime legislation.

The male will appear at Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday.

Chief Inspector Brian Anderson, Area Commander at South Ayrshire, said “Drug misuse and the supply of controlled drugs in particular remains a priority for us. We are aware of ongoing concerns regarding drug dealing activity in Ayr North and we are carrying out work to tackle this. Uniformed and plain clothes officers patrol this area on a daily basis to gather intelligence and carry out enforcement activity.”

“This seizure came about through proactive patrols and has taken a dealer and quantity of alleged controlled drugs off the street."

“Across South Ayrshire local officers will continue to target those involved in drug dealing and I would encourage the public to report concerns they may have to the police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”