POLICE have cracked down on illegal activities in Wallacetown, with arrests occurring over a week.

Following the arrest in September of two men, aged 42 and 33 years, and a 53-year-old woman, for alleged drugs offences in South Ayrshire, local officers, supported by specialist units including a Dog Unit, Method of Entry Team and Public Order Officers, carried out a week of action in Wallacetown.

Between Monday, September 26 and Friday, September 30, officers carried out street searches where small amounts Class A drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, were seized.

Enquiries into the recoveries are ongoing.

Two men, aged 23 and 24, are the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal after a small quantity of drugs, believed to be cannabis, and a four-figure sum of money was recovered from a house in Princess Court, Ayr.

A third man, aged 49, was arrested from the same address on an outstanding warrant and alleged drug offences.

South Ayrshire Chief Inspector, Kevin Lammie, said: “In line with our local priorities, we are committed to targeting the illegal supply of drugs within our South Ayrshire communities.

“With help from the local community and acting on their concerns and gathering intelligence, we carried out this week of action.

"Whilst our officers were within the community, the feedback from the community was favourable.

"We rely on members of the public providing us with information and would encourage anyone with information about suspicious activity in their area to contact Police Scotland on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous, to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"Our South Ayrshire Wellbeing Officers work closely with the South Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, Thriving Communities, Scottish Fire Rescue Service and third sector organisations.

"We collectively offer support and guidance to vulnerable individuals and those addicted to alcohol and drugs. I would encourage you to speak with our officers when you see them within the community.”