Police seize £90,000 worth of drugs

Police have cracked down on drugs. Picture: Julie Bull

Police have cracked down on drugs. Picture: Julie Bull

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Police say they have taken over £90,000 worth taken off the streets of Edinburgh in the past few days.

Police searched an address in Argyle Street on Sunday where they recovered Diamorphine with a potential street value of £85,000.

A 51-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were charged and appeared at court in relation to that recovery.

Police also searched addresses in Cheyne Street and Dean Terrace where they recovered quantities of Diamorphine, Cannabis and LSD with a potential value of £2,670 along with a four-figure sum of money.

Three men aged 21, 27 and 31 were subsequently charged for court.

Officers then targeted a series of addresses in the north of the city on Tuesday resulting in the recovery of drugs to the value of £2,850 plus a four-figure sum of money.

A number of people have been charged in relation to the recovery, with two in court today and the others being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Inspector Stuart Harkness said: “This sustained effort should send a message to those who are involved in the supply of drugs that we will not tolerate it and it may be your door we come to next.

“I would appeal to members of the public who have information about serious and organised crime to get in touch with the police. Information provided by the public leads to these kind of operations, and it can be given through your local community officer or by calling Police Scotland on 101, or in complete anonymity via Crimestoppers either through their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

“The dealing and misuse of drugs, and the associated criminality and anti-social behaviour that accompanies it, blights communities and affects quality of life. Even the smallest piece of information can contribute to a larger picture and could be the detail we need to be able to rid neighbourhoods of these substances and put before the courts the people who supply them.”