Operation Myriad began on 1st March and will see increased Police activity in Argyll for the next two weeks.
Local officers, together with specialist support officers and partners from other agencies will be targeting a variety of local issues to cut criminality and increase public confidence and reassurance.
These issues include travelling criminals, drugs, road traffic offences as well as violence, disorder and anti social behaviour.
On Friday 1st March Officers from, Lochgilphead and Campbeltown, together with specialist officers from Dumbarton, carried out a road check at Clachan on the A83. Council Trading Standards and Environmental Health officers also assisted at the check.
These officers were targeting road traffic offences, vehicle safety, drugs and travelling criminals.
81 vehicles were stopped and checked . As a result of the operation, a 22 year old man was charged with alleged possession of Cannabis; one vehicle with severely defective tyre was prohibited from being driven any further on the road; and two other tyre offences and an exhaust defect were detected.
On the evening of Saturday 2nd March, the operation targeted licensed premises in Lochgilphead and the surrounding area with a view to deter and detect disorder, drunkenness and anti social behaviour. Local officers were supplemented by officers from Dumbarton and they made use of special ‘wipes’ which check for traces of controlled drugs. No offences were detected as a result of the checks.
On the morning of Sunday 3rd March, Lochgilphead officers carried out a road check on the A816 near Kilmichael Glassary, stopping and checking vehicles in an effort to detect morning after drink drivers. As a result of the check, a 41 year old man who was stopped by Police allegedly provided a positive breath test and subsequently a blood sample was taken for analysis.
On the morning of Monday 4th March, officers focused their attention on vehicles at Kennacraig Ferry Terminal. A Total of 15 vehicles were stopped and checked with no offences being detected.