Cannabis farm 'worth £1.1m' seized in drugs raid in Aberdeenshire

A cannabis farm with a reported street value of £1.1m has been seized in a drugs raid in Aberdeenshire.

Police Scotland said officers were alerted to a possible cultivation at a property in the Auchterless area near Turriff last Tuesday.

The force said a "large-scale operation" was discovered following a search and a man was arrested and charged in connection with the find.

Suspect Nerijus Jurgaitis, 38, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court last week where he was accused of producing and supplying a controlled drug.

Jurgaitis, of Aberdeenshire, made no plea to the two charges and was released on bail.

His next court appearance is yet to be confirmed.

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Detective Sergeant Chris Wilson, of Aberdeen CID, said: "We will continue to use every tool and tactic at our disposal to prevent the sale and distribution of drugs in our communities.

"Our work often relies on the support of the public.

"If you have any information or concerns about drug misuse in your area, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report it anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."