Man and woman arrested in Dalkeith following £33,000 drugs recovery

Police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman following the recovery of a large quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine in Dalkeith.

Monday, 12th November 2018, 2:28 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 2:39 pm
A man and woman have been charged following the drugs recovery in Dalkeith

The pair were arrested yesterday following the execution of a warrant at an address in the town's Wheatsheaf Lane.

A police statement released today said: "We recovered a quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine with an approximate value of £33,000. Almost £2000 in cash was also seized."

The man and woman were subsequently charged in connection with this and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

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Detective Sergeant Jordan Sharp of Dalkeith’s Criminal Investigation Department said: “The supply and misuse of drugs devastates lives and has an adverse impact on our whole society.

“This was a large recovery which has resulted in these drugs being taken out of circulation.

“The curtailing of the sale and supply of drugs is a priority for Police Scotland. I would appeal for anyone with information about drug dealing in their local area to get in touch with us immediately.”

Those with information about drug supply and misuse are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.