Midlothian drug haul leads to arrest of three men

Police have arrested three men in a drugs bust. Picture; stock image

Police have arrested three men in a drugs bust. Picture; stock image

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Three men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Midlothian recovered Class A and B drugs in Newtongrange.

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Officers carried out a search of a property in Ninth Street on Wednesday September 21 and seized dealer quantities of heroin along with a small amount of cannabis.

A number of items, which are believed to be stolen, were also removed from the address during this activity and inquiries are ongoing to return them to their rightful owners.

The total value of the recovered drugs is £1,200.

The men aged 28, 29 and 33 are all scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday September 22.

Sergeant Stuart Aitchison from Dalkeith Police Station said: “Tackling drug crime remains one of our top priorities within Midlothian and we welcome information from our communities that allows us to carry out enforcement action like this activity in Newtongrange.

“If you have information relating to ongoing drug offences in your area then please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”