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Six arrested for drugs at Elgin dance night

By Alistair Whitfield

SIX people have been charged with drug offences following the Decoded dance night at Elgin Town Hall on Saturday night.

Police used sniffer dogs at the event which was attended by 300 people.

Two women and four men aged between 18 and 37 were charged with being in possession of controlled drugs.

Enquiries are also continuing after items suspected to be controlled drugs were removed from four other individuals.

Sergeant Scott Brander from Police Scotland's Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit said: "A lot of hard work goes into organising events like this and we want to support organisers in ensuring they pass safely and with minimal disturbance to the surrounding community.

"By no means do we want to spoil anyone’s fun however it’s crucial that the small minority who choose to break the law and potentially ruin the night for others know that they will not get away with it. Reports will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

"I would like to thank the organisers for working alongside us so positively on Saturday night however particular thanks goes to our partners for their support and assistance.

"Being together on-site allows us to collectively help and support those who might need it there and then, but it also provides us with an opportunity to engage, educate and signpost those who might be in need of additional or longer term care and support."

Also at the weekend a 23-year-old man was charged with possession of a Class B drug on Friday night following the execution of a drug search warrant in Forres.

The Decoded event was one of the biggest dance events ever held in Moray. It was headlined by four of the UK's best known UK's best known DJs.

Slam are a duo made up of Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle.

Subculture are also a duo, otherwise known as DJs Harri and Domenic Cappello, who are the resident act at Glasgow's Sub Club venue.

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