Three bosses at gas distribution firm SGN have been suspended after failing a drugs test following the discovery of a small bag of cocaine at the company’s South Lanarkshire depot.
Police were called in after the class A drug was found within a men’s toilet at the Fullarton House hub in Cambuslang last month.
SGN launched a probe and tested every male employee who had been in the office.
Two team managers tested positive for cocaine, while a third tested positive for cannabis.
The trio were subsequently suspended from “safety critical duties, pending full disciplinary proceedings”.
SGN, formerly Scotia Gas Networks, maintains the gas networks for Scotland and the south of England.
The firm is responsible for keeping gas supplies flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses.
A spokesperson for the company said: “SGN launched an investigation after a member of staff found a small quantity of an illegal substance in one of the male toilets at the Cambuslang depot on 3 August.
“We immediately notified Police Scotland and in line with our drugs and alcohol policy all male members of staff who had been in the office were tested.
“Three team managers tested positive, two for cocaine and one for cannabis.
“All three employees were suspended from safety critical duties, pending full disciplinary proceedings.”
Police Scotland said the cocaine stash was seized and destroyed.
A force spokesperson said: “Around 4.50pm on Friday 4 August 2023, police received a report of a small bag of white powder found at a business premises on Fullarton Drive, [near] Glasgow.
“Officers attended, the bag was seized and destroyed.
“Advice was given to the reporter.”