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Policing in Grampian: Keith 'boy racer' had £6000 of cocaine in car


By Alistair Whitfield

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Cocaine worth £6000 was found in a car following complaints from the public about 'boy racers' in Keith.

A total of six drivers have been charged with a variety of offences following a police operation at the weekend.

A police spokesperson said the clampdown was triggered in response to "numerous" complaints regarding anti-social driving in Keith at the weekends.

The spokesperson added: "The problems, in particular, revolved around boy racers congregating in large numbers in Moss Street with loud exhausts, revving their engines and generally causing a nuisance by driving at excessive speeds around the town.

"As a result of the operation two drivers are to be reported for driving under the influence of drugs, two for careless driving and two drivers were charged and reported for speeding.

"Tickets were also issued for vehicle defects and anti-social behaviour.

"One male driver was found to be in possession of over £6000 worth of cocaine and another is to be reported for a failure to stop, having no insurance, dangerous driving and driving outwit the conditions of their licence."

The operation was a joint initiative between the Keith community policing team and the roads policing units.

PC Lynne MacLean stated “Overall it was a successful operation and one that will hopefully show the residents of Keith that the police are working hard to combat anti-social driving in the area.

"We will continue to carried out operations to tackle these issues on a regular basis as anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in our community."


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