Eviction for drug dealer
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Legal
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A social housing tenant has been thrown out of his Greenock home for drug dealing.
John MacAuley was evicted from his property in the John Street area of the Scottish town after being convicted of being involved in the supply of a Class A drug.
Duncan McKnight, respect and responsibility manager at River Clyde Homes, MacAuley's social landlord, said: “We do not take evictions lightly, we know the negative impact drug dealing has on our communities and we work in partnership with Police Scotland and Inverclyde Council to ensure that our neighbourhoods are safe places to live, work and play. If a tenant is convicted of using their home for illegal purposes, we will utilise our powers through the courts to recover their tenancy and in doing so support communities.”
MacAulay was convicted at Greenock Sheriff Court and served a custodial sentence for his crime.
This was the fourth eviction for drug dealing or anti-social behaviour that has been granted to River Clyde Homes in the last year. Mr McKnight added: “We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that our customers are allowed to live peaceful lives in safer communities.”