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OAP'S Accused Of Drug Taking
A probe has been launched after two OAPs were alleged to have been snorting cocaine in the toilets of a Wishaw club.
Two men in their late 60s were said to have been spotted sniffing the class A drug at a Help For Heroes charity event at Cambusnethan Miners Welfare Club.
A local newspaper was told that both men were told to leave the premises following an incident in the gents toilets.
Help for Heroes are a charity providing better facilities for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty.
One source said: “At Cambusnethan Club last Sunday they hosted an afternoon charity event for Help For Heroes. Two men in their 60s were asked to leave the premises after they were said to have been found snorting cocaine in the gents toilet. This must be one for the Guinness Book of Records! The club officials were not aware of the situation at the time.”
It is understood that last Sunday’s incident wasn’t reported to police. Officers made a visit to the premises to find out what happened. It is understood that following police enquiries, officers were told that two men were spoken to by staff following an incident in club’s toilet area.
The men claimed to workers they were taking insulin.
The event saw more than 200 people come out to support the armed forces charity with £2400 collected after the first round of fundraising.
Several musicians and groups performed to entertain the audience with every one of them providing their services free of charge.
Now the incident, which was said to have taken place during the afternoon of Sunday, February, 21, is set to be discussed further at the club’s next committee.
Inspector Alistair Anderson, of Wishaw Police Office said; “Police Scotland were not made aware of any incidents involving persons taking controlled drugs at the Cambusnethan Club on the date in question.
“However, subsequent enquiries have revealed that two men were spoken to by staff following an incident in the toilet area although the persons claimed to have been taking insulin.
“The club secretary, who has been made aware of the allegation, will discuss the matter with the club committee and notify Police Scotland of their findings.”