Men Arrested For Drug Offences, Edinburgh

Men Arrested For Drug Offences, Edinburgh

Saturday 15th Aug 2020

Police Scotland have arrested and charged two men in connection with road traffic and drug offences in Edinburgh.

At around 1.05am on Friday, 3 January, Road Policing Officers on patrol in the south of the city stopped a white Ford Transit van in Moredun Dykes Road.

The 41-year-old driver provided a positive roadside drug test and was arrested at the scene.

Following a search of the vehicle by officers and a specialist police dog, a quantity of Class A drugs were found, which included heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of over £21,000.

A three figure sum of cash was also recovered along with a Conductive Energy Device.

The 16-year-old passenger was arrested for drug offences and both men have now been charged in connection with the incident. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

A search of a property in East Lothian in connection with the incident saw a further quantity of heroin recovered with an estimated street value of £28,000. Three offensive weapons were also found and seized for further analysis.

Inspector Roger Park of Edinburgh's Road Policing Unit said: “A large amount of controlled drugs have been seized as a result of this proactive stop which involved a number of units working together across the city.

“We continue to target anyone involved in the possession and supply of illegal substances and will always conduct a thorough investigation where information suggests criminality.

“The men are both expected to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 6 January 2020.”