Two arrested in Leith drugs swoop

Two held in Leith drugs raids.Picture: Ian Georgeson
Two held in Leith drugs raids.Picture: Ian Georgeson
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Two men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police recovered cannabis and heroin in the Leith.

Officers carried out searches at four addresses in the Hamilton Wynd area yesterday and seized dealer quantities of both drugs.

A four-figure sum of cash was also recovered along with items of stolen property including a high-value bike and computer gaming equipment.

Officers are now following a positive line of enquiry in relation to the stolen goods and the men aged 55 and 46 will appear in court at a later date.

Inspector Kevin McLean said: “As part of our commitment to community engagement, local officers in Leith listened to residents in Hamilton Wynd, who told us their concerns surrounding drug crime and associated offences.

“To address these concerns, Police Scotland carried out yesterday’s searches and two men have been charged as a result.

“We will continue to act on the information we receive from the public and anyone wishing to report crime in their area can contact us