ACHA wins right to evict Oban drug dealer
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.’