On Thursday 21st August 2014, officers from Police Scotland stopped a man on West Argyle Street, Ullapool, about to enter the ferry to Stornoway, who was found in possession of 20kg of cannabis resin.
The drugs had an estimated street value of £140,000 and the 47 year old man was subsequently charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Police Scotland acknowledges the sentencing of the custodial sentence received by Andrew Kenny (47) at Inverness Sheriff Court on Thursday 20th August 2015.
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Sutherland said: “Removing drugs from our communities is a priority for Police Scotland and we continue to gather intelligence from the public on those involved in crimes of this nature.
“Drug abuse and associated crime causes harm not just to those using drugs but to entire communities. We will continue to work with partner agencies to as part of our duty to keep people safe.
“Local communities can be assured that any information we receive in relation to drugs offences will be treated with the utmost seriousness and will be acted upon accordingly. We would urge anyone with information to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”