Cannabis seizure in Loanhead

File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

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A man has been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police recovered a quantity of Class B drugs in Loanhead.

On March 18, officers carried out a search of a unit within Bilston Glen Industrial Estate where they recovered cannabis plants and herbal matter estimated to have a street value in excess of £5,500.

The 49-year-old will appear in court at a later date.

Sergeant Michele Lindsay said: “Drug crime will not be tolerated in Midlothian and whenever we receive information relating to crimes of this nature we will investigate thoroughly and bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone who wishes to report ongoing drug offences in their area should contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.