Police in Merseyside and the north-east are working with increasing sophistication to tackle the depredations of organised criminal gangs.
A new initiative has been launched to stop families in Aberdeen being “ripped apart” by addiction problems.
A top detective has likened drugs gang leaders to Oliver Twist's Fagin as they spread their misery across the north-east.
A teenager has had to put his summer holiday on hold after being caught selling drugs in an Aberdeen nightclub.
A rise in people injecting cocaine and homelessness are the key factors behind a “perfect storm” that has resulted in a 10-fold increase in HIV infection among drug users in Glasgow city centre, research has found.
2,100 people charged, drugs worth millions recovered: Police reveal success of north-east operations
More than 2,100 people have been charged with drug offences in the north-east in the past year as police continue to tackle the sale and supply of illegal substances.
A police operation to crack down on drug dealing will be launched in Aberdeen after a successful initiative in Peterhead and Fraserburgh.
A landscape gardener was left with serious leg injuries after leaping from an upper floor window in a forlorn effort to escape the police about to discover his cannabis cultivation.
One of the biggest events run by the community group who lease Moray’s principal venue ended in embarrassment on Saturday night when six people were arrested for drug offences.
Six people were charged at the weekend with possession of controlled drugs at a music event in Moray.
Ministers are to assemble a taskforce to tackle the rising number of drug deaths in Scotland.
A “vulnerable” German national who was lured to Scotland by a man he regarded as a friend was recruited to feed and water £70,000 worth of cannabis plants.
NHS Grampian and NHS Highland are failing to meet drug and alcohol treatment targets.
Five men have been jailed for a total of 120 years after trying to import cocaine with a street value of over £100 million into the UK hidden in a yacht.
Two women have been arrested after £52,000 worth of drugs was recovered from a vehicle on the A96.
Class A drugs with a potential 'street' value of £52,000 have been seized from a vehicle which was stopped by police.
Eleven men have been arrested by police during coordinated raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries in Belfast.
Three people have been charged and are due to appear in court following drug recoveries in Fraserburgh and Peterhead.
A man has been arrested after drugs with an estimated street value of more than £315,000 were seized from a flat.
Cocaine with a street value of around £60,000 has been recovered in Inverness following searches of a vehicle and a property in the city.
Seizures of hard drugs in Scotland have risen dramatically leading to calls for the Scottish Government to declare a public health emergency.
The UK Government has been urged to devolve drugs legislation to Scotland so that a consumption room can be created in Glasgow.
Drug dealers had almost 200kg of heroin and cocaine seized by police in Scotland last year, and more than 25,000 ecstasy tablets were confiscated.
A prisoner caused thousands of pounds of damage to two of his cells after obtaining drugs in jail.
Drugs worth around £13,000 have been seized from a property in Aberdeen.
The number of men dying from drug use in Northern Ireland has doubled in a decade, according to official statistics.
A drug to help prevent HIV have been prescribed to almost 1,900 people in the year since it was released in Scotland.
Hygiene officers had to be called in to dispose of drug syringes, which were found just feet from where north east children attend school and go swimming.
Jailed drugs trafficker who brought cannabis and cocaine to the north-east ordered to hand over more than £10,000
A convicted drug trafficker has been ordered to hand over more than £10,000 under profits of crime legislation.
A 19-year-old man and 58-year-old woman have appeared in court on drugs charges after police seized £71,000 worth of speed from a house in Aberdeen.
A 19-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman have been charged after drugs with a street value of around £71,000 have been seized from a property in Aberdeen.
A disgruntled would-be drug user has left police incredulous after calling to complain that she paid £200 for “brown sugar” instead of cocaine.