Pair face charges after £500k drugs recovery in Edinburgh

Two people have been charged after police in Edinburgh recovered drugs with a street value of almost £500,000.

Police said a man, 25, and a woman, 29, were arrested following the recovery of cannabis, cocaine and heroin from properties in the west of the city.

Officers made the discoveries after searching addresses in Redford Road and Oxgangs Street on Friday.

The pair have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act and are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

Detective Inspector Alan O'Brien, from Gayfield CID, said: "Police Scotland has a zero-tolerance policy towards drug-related offences and we will continue to deal with any offences reported to the police using every resource at our disposal.

"Tackling the supply of drugs, and the often devastating consequences it has on our communities, is a top priority and we will continue to take action to identify those involved in drug-related crime.

"The public can assist greatly in helping police tackle drug-related offences and I would urge anyone with information to come forward by contacting Police Scotland on 101 or contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.''

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