Glenrothes community police officers and members from the Community Investigation Unit have seized cannabis thought to be worth £7000 in a raid on a house in the Collydean area of Glenrothes.
Early on Tuesday morning, officers apprehended a 53-year-old man who was subsequently charged with offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act and will appear in court at a later date.
The seizure marks the latest success of the newly formed Glenrothes Community Team as officers continue to target those involved in drug criminality in the community.
Community Sergeant Kenny Greig said: “This once again shows our commitment to tackling individuals involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs. There is no excuse for it.
“These drugs were destined for our streets and we are not going to let people make a substantial income from this type of criminality.
“These types of crimes can have a significant detrimental effect on the quality of life for residents and this behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“We have been told at local community engagement meetings that this is an issue and we will strive to make our community a better place to live.
“This type of positive and pro-active police action ensures that any persons prepared to be involved in crimes of this nature are dealt with in a robust and forthright manner.
“Any member of the public that suspects anyone is involved in the cultivation of cannabis or the sale and supply of controlled drugs should telephone Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800555111.
“They need not supply any statement to the police, or even tell us who they are, just tell us who is dealing drugs or where the cannabis plantation is and we will do the rest.
“I would also like to thank the public for their assistance in providing us with the information so we can take action as shown by today’s successful operation.”
For details of the next community engagement meeting in your area, or to speak with your community officer please phone on 101 or online at WWW.scotland.police.uk and select Fife Division.