East Lothian Council

Convicted drug dealer evicted from Haddington tenancy

Published Tuesday 2nd June 15

Tenancy breach leads to eviction

East Lothian Council has evicted a tenant for breaching his tenancy agreement after being convicted of being in possession, and supplying drugs at his property in Hardgate, Haddington.

Robert Davidson (48) was convicted for ‘being concerned with the supply of drugs’ in 2014 resulting in a 5 month custodial sentence. Following his conviction East Lothian Council applied for an eviction order.

East Lothian Council Leader, Willie Innes, said:

“The Council has very robust procedures in place to support our communities and to tackle the misery caused by drug misuse. The council’s tenancy agreement clearly outlines that tenants have a responsibility to look after their property and to behave in an acceptable manner within the community. Using or allowing a property to be used for illegal purposes such as drug dealing is an immediate breach of that agreement. Drug abuse and related activities are a source of concern to communities and I am grateful to individuals who helped both the Safer Communities team and the Police to gather the evidence required to secure this eviction.”

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