Prestonpans: Man arrested after £4,500 worth of heroin was found at a house in an East Lothian town

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a search of a property in Prestonpans recovered £4,500 worth of heroin.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:03 pm

Police executed the search warrant as part of Operation Juneau on Tuesday, March 16 at an address in Drummore Drive.

After the drugs were recovered, the man, from Birmingham, was arrested, charged and subsequently bailed not to enter Scotland.

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A man has been arrested after a quantity of heroin was recovered from a house in Prestonpans.

Chief Inspector Neil Mitchell, Local Area Commander for East Lothian, said, “Drugs and violence can destroy lives and communities.

"‘County Lines' is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs (mainly Heroin, Cocaine and Crack Cocaine) into one or more rural/coastal areas, using dedicated mobile phone lines or 'deal lines'.

"They exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money, often using coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.

"If you suspect drug dealing activity in your area please contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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