Two charged after Edinburgh police seize £49k of heroin and cocaine - and a stun gun - after stopping Ford Transit van

A 41-year-old and a 16-year-old have been charged in connection with drug offences.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 5:17 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 5:18 pm

Two men have been charged in connection with road traffic and drug offences in Edinburgh.

Police stopped a Ford Transit van in Moredun Dykes Road, at about 1:05am on Friday, and a 41-year-old driver provided a positive roadside drug test and was arrested.

Heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of £21,000 was found after a search of the vehicle.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Police stopped a Ford Transit van in Moredun Dykes Road, at about 1:05am on Friday. Pic: Google Street View

A three-figure sum of cash was also found along with a Conductive Energy Device, also known as a stun gun.

A 16-year-old passenger was also arrested in connection with drug offences.

A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Further search

A search of a property in East Lothian in connection with the incident saw a further quantity of heroin recovered with an estimated street value of £28,000. Three offensive weapons were also found and seized for further analysis.

Inspector Roger Park of Edinburgh's Road Policing Unit said: “A large amount of controlled drugs have been seized as a result of this proactive stop which involved a number of units working together across the city.

“We continue to target anyone involved in the possession and supply of illegal substances and will always conduct a thorough investigation where information suggests criminality.

“The men are both expected to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 6 January 2020.”