A MAJOR crackdown on drug offences led to almost a dozen individuals being charged in Forth Valley throughout the past month.

The area’s police division executed 18 drugs search warrants in the Falkirk Area over a four-week period.

That led to 11 people being arrested and charged with drug-related offences, and approximately £12,000 worth of various drugs being seized.

Chief Inspector Chris Stewart, Falkirk area commander, said: "We are committed to tacking drug dealing in our communities and will continue to work with our local partners and communities to address their concerns.

“These seizures demonstrate our commitment to tackling the illegal supply of drugs and apprehending the individuals involved.”

He added that police depend on members of the public for information, and appealed for people to report suspected drugs offences.

He said: “We rely on our communities to build our intelligence on these issues and I would encourage anyone to report any concerns or suspicious activity to the police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.

“Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”