Two due in court over £141,000 cannabis plant haul in West Lothian house

Two people - a 27-year-old man and 22-year-old woman - are due to appear in court after police seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £141,000 from a house in West Lothian.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 4:45 pm

The pair were charged in connection with drugs offences following the find at an address in Whitburn, at around 9pm on Wednesday, April 14.

A police spokesperson said: "A search was subsequently carried out and police recovered a quantity of cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £141,000.

“Two people, a man aged 27 years and a 22-year-old woman have been arrested and charged with alleged drugs offences following the find. They were released on an undertaking to appear at court at a later date. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

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Police recovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £141,000.
Police recovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £141,000.

In January, two men were charged when police seized £750,000 worth of cannabis plants in Broxburn at the Thistle Business Park by East Main Street.

And in December, a police operation resulted in nine people being charged after £1 million worth of cannabis plants were seized at properties in Edinburgh and Falkirk.

At the time, Detective Inspector Paul Greig urged landlords in the private rented sector to make sure they carry out thorough checks on prospective tenants.

Coronavirus restrictions have also made it more difficult for landlords to carry out property inspections during the pandemic, particularly when lockdowns have been imposed.

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