Man charged after cannabis worth £60,000 seized during routine stop

A 28-year-old man is due to appear in court after police found the drugs along with a counterfeit driving licence.

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A man has been arrested and charged after cannabis worth an estimated £60,000 was seized from a car by police.

Officers in Dumfries and Galloway were carrying out routine vehicle stops on the M74 on Thursday when a Vauxhall Insignia was stopped near to Johnstonebridge.

Around 6kg of cannabis, worth an estimated street value of £60,000, along with a counterfeit driving licence were recovered in the search which took place around 10.50am.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, has been arrested and charged with alleged drugs and road traffic offences.

He is due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Friday.

Sergeant Scott McCreadie from Dumfries and Galloway Road Policing Unit said: “This recovery highlights the continuous work by officers to remove drugs from our communities.

“We would encourage anyone with concerns about drugs misuse to contact police on 101 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.”