Drugs worth £500,000 seized in police property raids

Police in Edinburgh have charged a 25-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman under the Misuse of Drugs Act following the recovery of Class A and Class B drugs from within properties in the west of the city.

Monday, 24th April 2017, 3:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:57 pm
Police have carried out a series of drug raids. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor/JP License

Officers from the CID Pro-Active Unit searched addresses in Redford Road and Oxgangs Street and recovered heroin, cocaine and cannabis with a street value of almost £500,000.

Both will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien from Gayfield CID said: “Police Scotland has a zero tolerance policy towards drug related offences and we will continue to deal with any offences reported to the police using every resource at our disposal.

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“Tackling the supply of drugs, and the often devastating consequences it has on our communities, is a top priority and we will continue to take action to identify those involved in drug related crime.

“The public can assist greatly in helping police tackle drug related offences and I would urge anyone with information to come forward by contacting Police Scotland on 101 or contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”