ACHA wins right to evict Oban drug dealer

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Ar­gyll Com­mu­nity Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (ACHA) has suc­cess­fully se­cured a de­cree for evic­tion against a con­victed drug dealer at Oban Sher­iff Court.

The party con­cerned was an ACHA ten­ant, liv­ing in one of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s prop­er­ties in Miller Road, Oban, next to the high school, and the evic­tion was for­mally con­cluded on the De­cem­ber 17, 2018.

Alas­tair MacGre­gor, ACHA chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: ‘I am de­lighted that we have se­cured this vic­tory. I would like to thank the as­so­ci­a­tion’s staff who pre­sented the case in court and stood up for our com­mu­ni­ties against drug deal­ers.’

Mr MacGre­gor added: ‘I am also heart­ened that Sher­iff Hughes out­lined in his judge­ment, “It is clearly in the pub­lic in­ter­est to res­o­lutely coun­ter­act the sell­ing of con­trolled drugs, par­tic­u­larly in a res­i­den­tial area which is ad­ja­cent to the lo­cal high school”. This achieve­ment vin­di­cates the part­ner­ship we have de­vel­oped with Po­lice Scot­land in Oban and our ten­ants, and the wider com­mu­nity to pro­tect our peo­ple from this il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity.’

Oban South and the Isles Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish said: ‘First of all, I would like to thank ACHA on be­half of the com­mu­nity on the ac­tion they have taken on evict­ing this con­victed drug dealer.

‘It sends a clear mes­sage: deal or al­low drugs to be sup­plied from your home and you will lose your ten­ancy. I am de­lighted to sup­port the ac­tion taken pun­ish­ing the deal­ers who profit and prey on peo­ple’s ad­dic­tion.’

Alas­tair MacGre­gor.

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