A £31,000 haul of the recently banned drug mephedrone has been seized in a city centre, police said today.
A 20-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the find in Aberdeen.
Grampian Police’s major investigation team made the seizure yesterday evening.
Police in Aberdeen made the first arrests in Scotland for possession of mephedrone, also known as miaow miaow, MCAT and bubbles, just hours after it was reclassified as a class B drug last month.
Grampian Police Chief Constable Colin McKerracher said recently that officers will treat the drug the same as they would any other classified substance.
Mephedrone, a plant food which has been sold online, was made illegal after a series of reports linked it to several deaths across Scotland and England.
Possession of mephedrone may lead to a five-year prison sentence. The maximum sentence for dealing or trafficking the drug is 14 years.