Eight out of 10 “positive” stop-and-searches carried out by police in Dundee in the first half of the year lead to the seizure of drugs.
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A man was arrested for drugs offences after police swooped on a street in Lochee.
An 81-year-old woman in Dundee city centre was the oldest person in the country to be subjected to a police stop and search procedure.
Police seized a gun from a 16-year-old boy during a stop and search.
Recommendations made by a researcher at the University of Dundee have contributed to Police Scotland changing the way it carries out stop and search.
Police are carrying out more than three stop and searches every day — but fewer than four in 10 lead to the seizure of contraband.
Just over a third of stop and searches carried out in Dundee have resulted in the seizure of contraband, new figures have shown.
Police took nearly 300 drugs packages off Dundee’s streets through stop and search measures in the space of a year.
Police in Dundee made 141 drugs seizures within a six-month period through stop and searches.
Police took more than 300 packages of illegal drugs off Dundee’s streets last year through stop and search tactics.