Around £35,000 worth of drugs have been seized from a series of properties in Dumbarton and Alexandria.

Officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Team in Dumbarton executed search warrants at properties on Dumbain Road, Main Street, McColl Avenue, McGregor Walk, North Street and James Street, Alexandria between Monday April 16 and Friday, June 22.

A quantity of drugs which are believed to be diazepam, heroin, cannabis and etizolam were seized, with a total street value of around £35,000.

A total of 16 people were also reported to the Procurator Fiscal for alleged drug related offences.

Detective Sergeant John Smith, Dumbarton Police Office, said: “Concerns regarding drugs were raised by the community in the Tullichewan area of Alexandria, and as a direct result of the information received, officers have managed to take drugs off the streets and disrupt serious and organised crime.

Police Scotland is committed to reducing the tragic impact of drugs on individuals, families and communities in Scotland and information from members of the public is absolutely vital in our efforts to do this.

“Those who supply drugs have absolutely no place in our community and through partnership working, and with the support of local communities, we will do everything we can do identify their criminal activities and bring them to justice in the aim of making Scotland a safer place.

“I would particularly like to thank the community in Alexandria for assisting the police in combatting crime in the area.

"Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their area is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”