East Lothian man charged in police drugs bust

Police carrying out a drugs bust. Picture Michael Gillen
Police carrying out a drugs bust. Picture Michael Gillen
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Police in East Lothian have arrested and charged a 25-year-old man in connection with the supply of cocaine and cannabis in Musselburgh on Friday September 9.

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East Lothian community action team supported CID officers to execute a drug search warrant at an address in Pinkiehill Crescent.

This resulted in the recovery of a significant quantity of cocaine worth £5,550 and herbal cannabis worth £1,680. A four-figure sum of cash was also recovered.

He appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday September 12.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten said: “The sale and use of controlled drugs not only endangers individuals but is harmful to the whole community.

“We are committed to acting on information we receive from the public and would urge anyone with concerns about drugs in their community to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.