Five arrested in East Lothian after police find drugs and weapons in cars

Two separate vehicles were stopped on Saturday.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 7:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 7:35 am

Five people were arrested in East Lothian on Saturday for possession of drugs and offensive weapons.

Two were arrested and charged after police stopped a car for a check on Musselburgh's North High Street.

When police found that the driver had only a provisional licence they searched the vehicle to find both the driver and passenger were carrying offensive weapons.

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Two separate vehicles were stopped by police.

Three men were arrested later in the day after another vehicle was stopped by police.

All three were carrying drugs, and one also had a lock knife.

Local Area Commander for East Lothian Chief Inspector Neil Mitchell said: “Violence and drug related crime is a priority for police in East Lothian and we will robustly pursue anyone who thinks it is acceptable to carry a weapon or possess controlled drugs.

"My officers will continue to target those who are involved in the supply of controlled drugs and those who carry weapons to keep the county a safe place to live, work and visit.

"Carrying weapons or possessing drugs, whether in a car or out on the street is an offence which we will not tolerate."