A convicted heroin dealer has been found dead from a suspected drugs overdose.
Police are investigating after a 36-year-old woman, named locally as Alexis Watson, died at an address on Forebank Road over the weekend.
Officers said the death was being treated as unexplained and a report had been sent to the procurator fiscal.
Emergency services were present for a number of hours at a semi-detached house on the Victoria Road end of the street on Saturday morning.
The property was in darkness yesterday with the blinds drawn.
Neighbour Jamie Strachan, 31, said the police remained outside the house until early evening.
He said: “I went away into town around 5pm and the police were there then. I didn’t see an ambulance at that point. I asked the policeman what was happening but he said he couldn’t tell me anything.
“I see and speak to the people in my block but I don’t really see the people in the houses as they’re on the other side from me.
“As far as I’m aware it was an older couple stayed there but I could be wrong.
“Hearing it’s a young woman isn’t nice. It tends to be pretty quiet down this end.”
One neighbour said: “The police were parked up outside the house.
“To hear it’s a young woman in her 30s is very sad.
“You see the police in the flats on the street quite a lot but the houses tend to be quiet.”
A number of tributes were paid to her on social media.
One person on Facebook wrote: “My heart absolutely breaks receiving news like this. Really hope you’re at peace now Alexis.
“Just so sad it’s come to this, fly high.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Officers attended Forebank Road, Dundee, shortly after 9.30am on Saturday, in response to the reported sudden death of a 36-year-old woman.
“The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.”
Ms Watson, believed to be a mother of one, was jailed for 15 months in February after admitting being concerned in the supply of heroin at a flat on Byron Street.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard police found thousands of pounds’ worth of heroin scattered around Watson’s home during a raid in November, and that she had tried to conceal £240 worth of the Class A drug in her underwear.