Police Scotland has charged four people after recovering a quantity of Class A and B drugs from homes in Midlothian.
In separate operations, local officers executed a search warrant at an address on Wilson Road in Gorebridge on Thursday, December 9, where they recovered cannabis with an estimated street value of £1,600 as well as various drug paraphernalia.
A 40-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were subsequently arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
They have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and are expected to appear at court at a later date.
Meanwhile, a teenager has been arrested for drug offences after officers searched addresses on Friday, December 10, at Primrose Crescent and Thornybank Terrace in Dalkeith.
Controlled substances including cocaine, ecstacy (MDMA) and cannabis to the value of £350 were recovered along with a four-figure sum of money.
An 18-year-old man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for possession of cocaine and will appear in court at a later date. As part of this investigation a 15-year-old male will also be reported to the Children’s Panel.
Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson, Local Area Commander for Midlothian said: “We and our partners are committed to tackling the supply and use of illegal drugs in our communities and this latest activity certainly demonstrates that point.
“Officers will always respond to intelligence they receive from communities in order to disrupt the activity of drug dealers and ensure they are brought before the courts.
“Drugs continue to blight our communities and we need the assistance of the public in order to trace and arrest anyone involved in this harmful trade.
“If you have information relating to ongoing criminal activity in your local area then please contact us on 101 or alternatively, make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”