£8,500 worth of cannabis and cocaine seized in Lasswade

Police are hunting the man
Police are hunting the man

Police have arrested and charged a man after thousands of pounds of Class A and B drugs were seized in Lasswade.

Officers stopped a Nissan NV200 van at around 7.30pm yesterday in the Polton Road area. As a result of a search of the vehicle, and a nearby address in Bonnyrigg, quantities of cannabis and cocaine were seized.

The potential value of the drugs recovered is estimated to be over £8,500. In addition, a three-figure sum of cash was recovered from the vehicle and a four-figure sum of cash from the property.

A 27-year-old man was subsequently charged in connection with drug offences and is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 1 August.

Detective Sergeant Jordan Sharp from the Community Investigation Unit said: “This quantity of drugs has now been removed from the community a result of the initial stop and search by officers in attendance.”