Man charged after £100k of drugs found with weapons during police raids

Raids were carried out at three addresses on Thursday resulting in a 33-year-old man being arrested and charged.

Man charged after £100k of drugs found with weapons during police raids in East Lothian Police Scotland

A man has been charged after police seized drugs worth £100,000 along with weapons and cash from addresses in East Lothian.

Drugs including cocaine, heroin, amphetamine, cannabis and prescription medicine were all recovered during a number of raids carried out at properties on Thursday.

Search warrants were carried out on St Clements Gardens and Fa’side Gardens in Wallyford and Hawthorn Road, Prestonpans.

The action was part of a wider investigation into serious and organised crime.

Police confirmed on Friday that a 33-year-old was arrested and charged in connection to the incidents.

He is expected to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Detective sergeant Ryan Gilhooly of CID in Musselburgh said: “We are committed to targeting those who supply these drugs which cause harm to our communities. 

“Through enforcement, we actively target those involved in serious and organised crime, including those concerned with the supply of drugs on our streets. 

“With this recent enforcement activity, we have delivered a significant blow to the capabilities of drug dealers who continue their illegal activities by seizing both money and controlled drugs. 

“Anyone who has information that could assist Police Scotland in tackling drug dealers or assist in the investigation of serious and organised crime should call us on 101. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.

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