Drug deaths in the north and north east reached record levels last year, according to “shocking” new figures, which confirmed the highest-ever number of Scottish fatalities.
Undercover police officers arrested a drug dealer who had stashed cocaine worth £9,000 in a Lucozade bottle as part of a clampdown on crime in the north-east.
The number of hospital admissions caused by heroin poisoning has increased significantly in Northern Ireland.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson has been criticised by a leading drugs reformer for arguing so-called "shooting galleries" would not cut heroin abuse or drug deaths.
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.
A man has been arrested after drugs worth a six-figure sum were seized by police.
A man has been charged after heroin worth £8,000 was recovered during an intelligence-led operation in the Lossiemouth area. Police said the drugs were found in the Community Way area on May 10. The 46-year-old has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and will appear at Elgin Sheriff Court at a later day.
Three people have been charged after class A drugs with a street value of around £11,000 were found at an Inverness property.
Drugs with an estimated street value of more than £60,000 were recovered by police in the north-east over the weekend.
North-east man who lost both legs to heroin jailed for selling the drug to undercover police officers
A north-east man who lost both his legs to heroin has been jailed after selling the drug to undercover police officers.
Seizures of hard drugs in Scotland have risen dramatically leading to calls for the Scottish Government to declare a public health emergency.
A heroin dealer snared after his DNA was found on the airbag of a car he'd crashed at a busy junction before running off has been jailed for almost three-and-a-half years.
Drugs worth more than £800,000 have been seized by police during a month-long series of raids across the Highlands and Islands.
Police in the Highlands and Islands have seized drugs worth more than £820,000 during a four week period over January and February.
Heroin with an estimated street value of £28,000 has been recovered by police in Aberdeen.
An Aberdeen man has been jailed for 16 months after being caught dealing heroin and cocaine worth thousands of pounds from his flat in the city.
Police have recovered thousands of pounds of heroin in Aberdeen after a house raid.
Heroin with an estimated street value of £1,200 has been recovered following a drugs recovery at an address in the Bezack Street area of New Elgin.
Heroin with an estimated street value of more than £50,000 has been recovered following an intelligence led operation in the New Elgin area.
Two people have appeared in court after drugs worth more than £12,000 were recovered in Aberdeen.
A drug dealer's forgotten stash sat hidden in a dry stone dyke "for years" until it was accidentally found by enthusiasts playing a worldwide online game, a court heard today.
'Crack' cocaine and heroin with a street value of approximately £12,800 has been recovered following an intelligence-led operation at the Davidson Drive area of Aberdeen.
Two men have been charged in Orkney after police recovered heroin with an approximate street value of £2,800 from a vehicle.
Drugs worth an estimated £15,000 have been recovered in Inverness, police have said.
Two Aberdeen men have admitted dealing heroin after being caught with more than £5,000 worth of the class A drug at a flat in the city.
A teenager has admitted dealing cocaine and heroin in Aberdeen, as well as being illegally in possession of a taser.
A drug dealer was found with £600 worth of heroin hidden in a Kinder egg following a raid on his home in Lossiemouth.
A north-east drug dealer has been jailed for five years after being found in possession of a disguised stun gun following a raid on his home.
A drugs mule caught transporting almost £2,000 worth of heroin into the north-east from Liverpool has been warned she could be locked up.
A heroin dealer who exchanged texts with criminal associates claiming they were "feeding the hungry" by supplying them with class A drugs was today jailed for more than three years.
A Dingwall painter and decorator who dealt drugs to friends to pay off his own debt was jailed for 13 months yesterday.
Drug deaths in Aberdeen have spiked as users mix dangerous cocktails of prescription and illegal substances, shocking new figures have revealed.