Man arrested after East Lothian police find £14,000 of cannabis

East Lothian police discovered a haul of cannabis worth £14,000 during a routine traffic stop last weekend, the force has revealed.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 7:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 3:07 pm

Road police, with the help of East Lothian Community Action Team (ELCAT) members, flagged down a car that was speeding on the A1 near Haddington on the evening of Saturday, March 6.

Officers discovered 2kg of cannabis in the car while searching it - with an estimated street value of around £14,000.

Police Scotland said a 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene and interviewed by officers, before being charged with a range of offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971).

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He has since been released pending an appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

The seizure is the latest in ELCAT’s efforts to disrupt the drug trade in the region.

Last year, Police Scotland and ELCAT seized more than £125,000 worth of cannabis plants during a raid on a house in Tranent, East Lothian.

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Road police, with the help of East Lothian Community Action Team (ELCAT) members, flagged down a car that was speeding on the A1 near Haddington on the evening of Saturday, March 6.

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