A former fisherman used the insurance payout from his accident damaged boat to set himself up in the drugs trade, a court heard yesterday.
Four British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand following a drugs operation targeting a UK organised crime syndicate.
Middle-aged people are more likely to die from a fatal dose of drugs or suicide than any other generation, analysis suggests.
Armed police arrested a man on suspicion of drug offences in Camden this afternoon.
MSPs will seek advice from those working in Scotland's justice system about spending on prisons and providing alternatives to custody.
An Aberdeen drug dealer was caught with illicit substances worth £1,200 stashed between his buttocks, a court has heard.
The SNP has been criticised for cutting millions from drug treatment programmes while demanding new powers for “shooting galleries” for addicts.
A Moray drug dealer has been spared a prison sentence after telling a court he only sold illegal substances to his friends.
Seven people have been charged in relation to alleged drug offences following a police operation.
A special memorial event will be held in Aberdeen next month to remember those who died as a result of drug overdoses.
Drugs policy “failures” have been blamed for the rising death toll in Scotland.
Politicians and medics are calling for an urgent overhaul of drug policy after new figures indicated Scotland’s drugs deaths are at their worst level since records began, with the highest reported rate in Europe.
More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate – the worst total since records began, and higher than the reported rate for any other EU country.
Dramatic footage has been released showing a US Coast Guard crew leaping on to a submarine during a drugs bust.
An Aberdeen man who tried and failed to grow his own cannabis was arrested when police visited his home and seized a plant he had nurtured to a height of two inches.
Scotland's Public Health Minister has insisted that bold action must be taken to tackle the drugs deaths "emergency" across the country.
Police have charged more than 465 people with drugs offences in just two months in a major crackdown on the illicit trade across the north-east.
Three people have appeared in court accused of supplying drugs in the north-east.
Two career criminals attacked a stranger and left him scarred for life the morning after they were both released early from jail.
A 37-year-old Inverness man who was described as “a small cog in a large machine” stored £61,200 worth of cocaine in his mother’s home to help pay off a drugs debt.
Two men have been charged after drugs were discovered during routine patrols by police.
Drugs worth £1.5 million have been seized by police after a raid at an industrial estate in Glasgow.
Around £20,000 worth of class A and B drugs have been recovered in Forres following an intelligence-led operation.
Britain’s most senior police officer has said she personally looked at drug admissions made by the contenders for the Conservative Party leadership but there would not be enough evidence to bring charges.
More than 9,500 pieces of anonymous information about drug trafficking and supply were passed to the police in Scotland over the past year by Crimestoppers.
A Home Office minister has been criticised over claims she has refused to give evidence to an inquiry about drug use in Scotland.
Scotland’s public health minister has urged the UK Government to change drugs laws, after visiting a medically supervised safer drug consumption facility in Paris.
Childhood adversity can have a major impact on a person’s ability to make healthy life choices as they grow older, MPs have been told.
Three people have been charged in connection with the recovery of heroin and cocaine from the Ardlair Terrace area of Dyce.
A review of standards at Birmingham’s Winson Green prison has questioned an “inexplicable” failure to secure funding for scanners to prevent drugs being smuggled into the jail.
The majority of drugs deaths occur among people who have experienced considerable adversity in their lives, often from a young age, research has found.
The Conservatives have called for alternative treatments for drug addicts as figures indicate hundreds of people were taken to hospital after overdosing on the heroin replacement methadone.