Man Arrested After Prestonpans Drugs Seizure

A man has been arrested and drugs worth around £80,000 have been seized after police searched a car.

Officers stopped the vehicle in McLeod Crescent, Prestonpans, East Lothian, yesterday.

The vehicle was searched and 2kg of cocaine was found, police said.

A 63-year-old man was arrested and he is due to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Chief Inspector Matt Paden said: "Tackling the sale and supply of drugs is a priority for police in East Lothian.

"I want to recognise the fantastic police effort that went into this operation and also the professionalism and commitment shown by officers.

"Police Scotland will continue to target those involved in drug crime and members of the public who have information relating to ongoing criminal activity in their local area can contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.''


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