‘Quantities’ of Class A drugs have been recovered in Ayr and Troon, with police making arrests in three separate incidents in both towns.

Over the last week, officers from South Ayrshire have arrested three people in relation to drug offences – including possession of Class A drugs and allegedly being under the influence of drugs while driving.

Around 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 12, as part of a proactive vehicle stop, officers recovered alleged dealer quantities of Class A drugs from a car in McAdam Square in Ayr.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and, as the driver of the car, was also found to be allegedly under the influence of drugs and was charged.

A three-figure sum of money was also seized from the vehicle.

The man was arrested and will appear at court at a later date.

On Wednesday, January 13, around 10am, officers responded to an incident in Donald Crescent, Troon and arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly being in possession of dealer quantities of Class A controlled drugs.

The man was arrested and will appear in court at a later date.

At 3.30pm on the same day, Wednesday January 13, plain clothed officers on patrol in James Street, Ayr detained a 40-year-old-man under the Misuse of Drugs Act and recovered an alleged dealer quantity of tablets from the man, believed to be class C controlled drugs.

The items found will be subject of analysis.

Chief Inspector Brian Anderson, Area Commander at South Ayrshire, said: “As part of our ‘we asked, you said, we did’ approach to local policing priorities, drug dealing continues to feature as an issue of concern in the local community and therefore will remain in our proactive policing plan as part of Operation Designate, which was launched last year across Ayrshire Division to impact on those who are involved in drug dealing activity.

“Local officers, supported by specialist resources, will continue to be deployed in uniform and plain clothes in those areas where we know from public feedback that drugs is an issue.

"If you have information about drug dealing please contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”