Man charged in drugs raid

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A MAN has been charged with drug offences after a police swoop recovered cocaine and cannabis worth £50,000.

Officers carried out an “intelligence-led search” at an address in Meadowbank and seized herbal cannabis along with a quantity of cocaine. Around £7200 in cash was also recovered during the operation.

The 47-year-old man arrested was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

A police spokesman said: “These drugs, intended for distribution within our communities, are now in police possession thanks to the vital information from the public.