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.
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).
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.