Drugs worth around £50K recovered after series of warrants in Lanarkshire
Officers from South Lanarkshire's Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit carried out a series of proactive activities recently, which led to the recovery of approximated £50,000 in drugs and £5,000 in cash.
The searches took place between Tuesday, 12 October, and Wednesday, 20 October, in the following areas: Bracken Brae, Lesmahagow; Low Water Road, Hamilton; Draffen Road, Netherburn; and Welsh Drive, Blantyre.
In total, approximately £14,000 of cocaine and £36,000 of cannabis was recovered from four properties. A further incident saw officers, assisted by Police Scotland's dog Unit, stop a vehicle near Machan Road, Larkhall, leading to the recovery of approximately £5,000 in cash.
Four men - aged 26, 32, 39 and 58 - have been arrested and charged in connection with drugs offences, with each expected to appear in court at a later date. A 25-year-old woman will also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with disorder offences as part of one of the warrants.
Sergeant Greig Baxter said: "Tackling drugs crime is a top priority for our team and information from the local community is absolutely vital in helping us target those involved in the supply of controlled drugs.
"Anyone with information should contact officers through 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained."