Following a search by officers in Lerwick on Saturday, Class A & B drugs have been recovered with the approximate street value of £6,000 from an address in the Hoofields area.
A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the man and women, aged 33 and 38, appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday in connection with the seizure of heroin and cannabis.
In February 2016 alone, Police in Shetland seized drugs to the value of £21,000.
Police will are continuing with targeted efforts to find all those concerned in misuse of drugs and protect local communities from the potential wider impact of controlled substances.
Inspector Paul Daley said: “Local officers, with assistance from specialists team, remain focused on disrupting the supply of illegal drugs to Shetland. Drugs not only affect the most vulnerable in society but have the potential to harm entire communities, large or small.”
“With over £20,000 worth of drugs seized in one month alone, it is hoped this serves as a stark warning to those intent on bringing drugs to Shetland; we will find you and you will be brought to justice.”
“Our local communities in Shetland are to be praised for reporting suspicious behaviour to us, in many cases this has led directly to arrests for drug activity. Local people know best when something is not right so we are very grateful for the information we receive and can reassure residents that all information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, will be used to help keep Shetland safe.”
Kelly Ann Ross and David Joseph McKinnon, both with addresses in Shetland, made no plea or declaration after appearing from custody on a petition alleging a number of contraventions of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Both were committed for further examination. Ross was granted bail and McKinnon was remanded in custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court.