Four charged following large drugs recovery in North Berwick

Published 19 May 2017

Police in East Lothian have charged four people following a significant recovery of Class A and Class B drugs from within a property and a vehicle in North Berwick.

Local community officers, including those from the locally funded East Lothian Community Action Team, searched an address in Lochbridge Road and recovered cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis with a combined street of £47,000.

Further enquiry and analysis is ongoing in relation other substances that were recovered.

Three men aged 34, 43 & 25 and a woman aged 51 are appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (19th May).

Local Community Inspector Andrew Hill based at Haddington Police Station said:

"As a result of concerns raised within the local community a targeted police operation was initiated resulting in a sizable drugs recovery and four arrests.

“Police Scotland is wholly committed to tackling any drug related incidents and we will continue to investigate any offences reported using every resource at our disposal.

Tackling the supply of drugs, and the often devastating consequences it has on our communities, is a top priority and we will continue to take action to identify those involved in drug related crime.

“We will also work closely with our partners at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to stop drug dealers from benefiting from the proceeds of their criminal activity.

“The police can only progress such matters with the assistance of the communities we serve.  I would urge anyone with information to come forward by contacting Police Scotland on 101 or contact the charity Crimestoppers (anonymously if required) on 0800 555 111."

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