OAP, 82, in drugs arrest

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POLICE arrested an 82-year-old man after discovering a cannabis farm in a Lothian home.

Officers carried out a search of an address in East Main Street in Blackburn, West Lothian, where a number of plants with an estimated value of £3400 were seized.

The pensioner, along with a 46-year-old man, were set to appear in court at a later date in connection with alleged drug offences.

A police spokesman said: “Lothian and Borders Police are committed to removing drugs from our communities.

“All information is handled in the strictest confidence and members of the public who wish to report a crime can do so by visiting their local police station or by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 in complete anonymity.”