Pair arrested after taser and £50,000 of drugs seized

A teenager and a 41-year-old man have been arrested over drugs offences.

A teenager and a 41-year-old man have been arrested after police seized drugs worth nearly £50,000.

Officers stopped a van in Edinburgh at 1.05am on Friday, tested the driver and searched the vehicle.

Class A drugs, including heroin and cocaine, with an estimated street value of more than £21,000 were found.

Officers said they also recovered cash and a Taser-like device.

A further search was carried out at a property in East Lothian and heroin worth an estimated £28,000 was found, along with three weapons.

The 16-year-old male and the older man have been charged with road traffic and drug offences.

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.”

The men will appear at court on Monday.