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Drug warning as festival season kicks off

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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Drug warning as festival season kicks off

DRUGS are drugs no matter what the venue say police, issuing a reminder that illegal substances will not be tolerated at this weekend’s Eden Festival.

The music event at Raehills Meadow near Moffat is set to welcome around 10,000 people.

Speaking to them, Superintendent Linda Jones, the police event commander for Eden, said: “The organisers, the emergency services and the many agencies involved have packed in a huge amount of work during months of planning to deliver what will hopefully be another tremendous festival.

“From a policing perspective, events of this magnitude bring their own set of challenges, but it is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for those involved.”

She added: “Police officers will be operating within all areas of the venue. They will work together with event stewards to keep everyone safe and they will be accessible to you, so please take the opportunity to speak with them, particularly if you have any queries or concerns.”

And giving a warning that those caught with drugs will be dealt with accordingly, she said: “Police Scotland will adopt the same proactive approach to the dealing and misuse of drugs at The Eden Festival as we do across the rest of Scotland: drugs will not be tolerated at the festival and anyone caught in possession of drugs or dealing drugs will be arrested.”

* Those needing police assistance at Eden Festival can call the 101 number.

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