Three men have been charged for alleged drugs supply after police carried out raids in Irvine and Troon.

During the operation today [Friday, March 6 ] officers seized a quantity of alleged controlled drugs.

Money and property were also seized under Proceeds of Crime legislation.

One man, aged 25, was arrested and charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs as well as being in possession of Class B controlled drugs.

A five-figure sum of money and property was also seized under the proceeds of crime act.

Another man, aged 25, was also charged with being concerned in the supply of drugs following the discovery of Class A drugs, drugs paraphernalia and a four-figure sum of money from his address.

A 28-year-old man was also charged with being in possession of Class B drugs.

Reports relating to this operation have been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

The men will appear at Ayr Sheriff Court on a later date.

Chief Inspector Brian Anderson, Local Area Commander for South Ayrshire Police, said “Drugs blight our communities and we will make use of all of the resources we have in Ayrshire as well as support from our national teams to continue to tackle those involved”.

“This is a significant seizure and we couldn’t have achieved this without the support of the public”.

“I would ask that the public continue to provide us with information and intelligence to allow us to tackle these issues in our communities – their support is vital and I thank them for it”.

Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their area can contact their local policing team by calling 101 (in an emergency always dial 999).

Information can also be provided via the independent charity CrimeStoppers by calling 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.