Seven people have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following a week of proactive enforcement activity in West Lothian.
On Thursday 7th June officers executed a search warrant at a home in Burns Terrace, Bathgate where they recovered cannabis worth almost £23,000. A 32-year-old man was arrested.
The following day a search was underaken at an address in Laurel Grove, Livingston where police seized half a kilo of cannabis, around 4000 diazepam tablets and 70g of amphetamine. The combined value of these drugs is around £6,250 and a 34-year-old man and 28-year-old woman were taken into custody.
Police then carried out a search of a property in Heron Square, Livingston, on Monday 11th June where 400g of cannabis was found within, along with 11 cannabis plants. The herbal matter and plants have a potential value of around £42,000 in total. Officers arrested two men aged 27 and 33-year-old in connection with this recovery.
A further warrant was also executed within Lothian Street,Bathgate, in Monday resulting in a 53-year-old man being charged after six cannabis plants, worth around £1,320, were recovered.
A 49-year-old man was then arrested on Tuesday 12th June following aproactive search at the Houston Industrial Estate in Livingston, which resulted in the seizure of herbal cannabis and 33 cannabis plants with a combined value of £62,760.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Reid from Lothians and Scottish Borders CID said: "Thanks to a targeted week of enforcement activity, large quanatities of harmful substances have been recovered before they could do untold harm within our commuities.
"These proactive searches are only successful because of the outstanding support we have from local communities, who continue to come forward with information about ongoing drug crime in their area.
"If you would like to report offences of this nature, rest assured we will treat the information with the utmost seriousness and respond accordingly.
"The public can contact us via 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."