Police make several arrests after drugs haul recovery

Police recovered cocaine and cannabis from four properties.

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Four men have been arrested and charged after drugs worth around £50,000 were recovered by police.

It comes after a series of searches by officers from South Lanarkshire’s Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit.

The searches were carried out in Bracken Brae, Lesmahagow; Low Water Road, Hamilton; Draffen Road, Netherburn; and Welsh Drive, Blantyre, between October 12 and October 20.

In total, approximately £14,000 of cocaine and £36,000 of cannabis was recovered from four properties. 

A further incident saw officers, assisted by Police Scotland’s dog Unit, stop a vehicle near Machan Road, Larkhall, leading to the recovery of approximately £5000 in cash.

Four men – aged 26, 32, 39 and 58 – have been arrested and charged in connection with drugs offences, with each expected to appear in court at a later date.

A 25-year-old woman will also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with disorder offences as part of one of the warrants.

Sergeant Greig Baxter said: “Tackling drugs crime is a top priority for our team and information from the local community is absolutely vital in helping us target those involved in the supply of controlled drugs.

“Anyone with information should contact officers through 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”