Court is told: ‘ West of Scotland is awash with drugs’
DETECTIVE Constable Greig Baxter said that the drug etizolam is coming into Scotland mainly from India and China, and is one of a number of different compounds similar to diazepam.
The tablets have a street value of between 50 pence and £1 each and are frequently used alongside heroin. Other variations are phenazepam and disclazepam
Detective Constable Baxter said: ‘No- one knows what they are buying; sometimes the tablets contain nothing; others just caffeine. ‘The west coast of Scotland is awash with them. ‘Etizolam causes major issues.’ The tablets are used by heroin addicts to lessen the after effects of heroin. It has been prevalent since 2013.