Man charged after police recover drugs worth £98,000

Police discovered cocaine, cannabis and etizolam after raiding two Scottish properties.

Man charged after Police Scotland recover drugs worth £98,000 in West Lothian iStock

A 49-year-old man has been charged after drugs worth an estimated value of £98,000 were recovered during an intelligence-led operation in West Lothian.

Police Scotland said warrants were carried out on Thursday on two properties in the Rowan Drive area of Blackburn and the Glenalmond area of Whitburn.

The force said cocaine, cannabis and etizolam were recovered from the properties, along with a mid four-figure sum of cash.

The man is due to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Thursday, 13 July.

Detective sergeant John Irvine said: “This operation underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.

“Drug misuse brings nothing but misery to our communities and I want to reassure the people of West Lothian that we will continue to use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove these illegal substances from the community.

“Our work often relies on the support of the public, so if you have any information or concerns about drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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