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Cannabis seized

Officers in Kintyre have made two arrests for the possession of cannabis in the last week, one of which they said was ‘significant’.

On Thursday September 14 police seized a ‘significant’ amount of cannabis in the possession of a 47-year-old woman who was found in the Kilkenzie area.

Then on September 16, other police officers seized a small amount of cannabis in the possession of a 29-year-old man in the area of Hillside Road, Campbeltown, with a report was submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Causing a disturbance

On Friday morning, police attended after receiving a report of a 45-year-old man who was allegedly causing a disturbance in the Southend area.

As a result he was arrested and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Bush shelter damaged

On Friday evening damage was caused to the bus shelter on the Esplanade in Campbeltown.

Police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Sandra Bell at Campbeltown Police Station on 101 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Be on the look out for red diesel and bowser 

The theft of a fuel bowser was reported to Lochgilphead police station last Thursday.

The subsequent police investigation revealed that a green-coloured cylindrical tank containing a large amount of red diesel was stolen from a location near Tarbert between 5pm on Thursday September 7 and 8am on Wednesday 13.

Police are advising red diesel users to make sure their supply is secure and remind people that the use of red diesel outwith registered agricultural or construction vehicles and some maritime uses is illegal.

Red diesel has a much-reduced tax levy compared to un-dyed diesel fuel used in ordinary road vehicles and regular roadside checks are carried out. Unauthorised use incurs heavy fines.

Police are investigating the matter and anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kerr Ewing at Lochgilphead police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.