Pair arrested after £48,000 drugs find

Police say drugs worth around �48,000 were recovered. Picture: Julie Bull

Police say drugs worth around �48,000 were recovered. Picture: Julie Bull

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Two people have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Edinburgh recovered a large quantity of cocaine in the west of the city.

Officers carried out a stop and search of a 52-year-old man in Fowler Terrace and found him to be in possession of a quantity of heroin.

A subsequent search of his home address in the Fountainbridge area resulted in more heroin being seized along with over £14,000 in cash. A 50-year-old woman was also arrested at this time.

In total, the recovered drugs amount to around £48,000.

The pair are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

DI John Kavanagh said: “We are committed to tackling drug crime across the city and removing those responsible from our communities.

“Whenever we identify criminal activity or receive information from the public relating to ongoing offences we will respond accordingly.

“Anyone wishing to report crime in their area can contact us on 101 or speak with their local policing team.”