Drug haul

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Mur­ray Spooner

Cannabis with a street value of £25,000 has been found in a Cam­bus­lang home.

Of­fi­cers stormed a house on Cairn­swell Place, leav­ing res­i­dents in the street stunned.

A 59-year-old man has been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the dis­cov­ery.

Res­i­dents have spo­ken of their shock af­ter po­lice raided a neigh­bour’s home to find a cannabis cul­ti­va­tion with an es­ti­mated street value of £25,000.

John­stone Wright, 59, was ar­rested and de­tained in po­lice cus­tody in con­nec­tion with al­leged drugs of­fences on Mon­day, March 27.

Of­fi­cers stormed the house on Cairn­swell Place at around 7.10am and were seen ex­it­ing the prop­erty with “tall” plants.

Neigh­bours were stunned when they woke up to find po­lice ve­hi­cles fill­ing the small road which they say was out of char­ac­ter for their neigh­bour­hood.

One res­i­dent, who wished not to be named, said: “I was shocked. You don’t ex­pect to see it. It is quite a quiet street.

“There was a po­lice car there in the morn­ing and I thought some­one had died.

“Then I saw some of the elec­tric­ity guys com­ing in and then there was a lot of po­lice ac­tiv­ity.

“They chapped my door to ask if they could leave their van in the drive and then they moved it later and started mov­ing the plants out. There were quite a lot of plants and they were tall.”

An­other neigh­bour said: “The po­lice came and went all day. There were two cars in the morn­ing and a van.

“It’s out of char­ac­ter for this street. You never see a po­lice car in here. The only time you would is when some­one has died.”

She added: “I didn’t see him be­ing taken away. I never heard a thing.

“He’s lived here all his life and so have I.”

One man, who was out at the time of the raid, said: “I work shifts, I’m out at 5am in the morn­ing so I never saw a thing. It’s a quiet area, noth­ing hap­pens here.”

Wright ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court on Tues­day, March 28 in con­nec­tion with al­leged drug of­fences and was re­leased on bail.

Drug raid Po­lice stormed a house on Cairn­swell Place

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