THE sentencing of a man for drug offences in Clackmannanshire sends "a clear message" to dealers, police have stated.

Michael Campbell, 39, pleaded guilty at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Monday, October 10, 2022, to the supply of controlled drugs and was sentenced to 44 months in prison.

His arrest came after cash and a quantity of class C drugs, with an estimated street value of £26,000, were recovered from Church Street, Alloa, and Tower Place, Clackmannan on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Then, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, both class B and C drugs, estimated to be worth £27,000, as well as cash, were recovered from addresses in Achray Court, Alloa, and Tower Place, Clackmannan.

After sentencing, Detective Constable Ben Esplin said: "We welcome the conviction and sentencing of Michael Campbell.

"I hope it sends a clear message to those involved in the supply of drugs that we are committed to disrupting this illegal, harmful activity in our communities and those responsible will be caught."

Anyone with information or concerns about drug dealing in their community can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.