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Published On: Tue, Jan 10th, 2017 at 1:32pm

Man and woman arrested following drugs seizure in West Lothian

A 32-year-old man and 29-year-old woman are expected to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court tomorrow after police in West Lothian recovered large quantities of Class A and B drugs.

Officers from the Proactive Unit carried out searches of two addresses in Townhead Gardens, Whitburn and Polbeth Road, Polbeth on Monday 9th January and recovered amphetamine, heroin and cocaine worth around £350,000.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten from the Proactive Unit said, “This is a huge quantity of extremely harmful substances that has been seized before it could be distributed within the West Lothian communities.

“We are committed to tackling organised crime in all its forms, including drugs offences and will always act on information from the public to identify those involved.

“The public continue to make it clear to us that they will not tolerate drug crime in their communities and on occasions such as this, provide vital information that assists with our efforts to bring offenders to justice.

“If you have information relating to ongoing criminal activity in your area then please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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About the Author


John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then has worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and the Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian HC Programme.

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