Man charged after drugs worth more than £250,000 seized from home

Officers made the discovery around 7.10pm on Tuesday at a house in Cumnock, Ayrshire.

Man charged after £250,000 worth of ‘cocaine and cannabis’ seized from Ayrshire home iStock

A man has been charged after drugs worth more than a quarter of a million pounds were seized from an Ayrshire home.

Officers made the discovery at around 7.10pm on Tuesday at a house on Netherthird Road, Cumnock.

They were acting under a warrant as part of a wider initiative dubbed Operation Designate.

A quantity of class A and B drugs, believed to be cocaine and cannabis, were recovered with a potential street value of approximately £270,000.

A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the haul and was due to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Detective sergeant Terry McEwan said: “Combatting drugs remains a high priority for us. This recovery is the result of officers working together with local communities and acting on the information provided to us.

“If you have any concerns regarding criminality in your area, please contact us in the assurance that we will act accordingly.”

“If you have any information contact your Local Policing Team by calling 101 (always 999 in an emergency) or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where anonymity can be maintained.”