£5,000 haul in Peebles drug raids

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HERBAL cannabis with an estimated value of around £5,000 was recovered by police following raids on two houses in Peebles on Saturday.

In both properties, police say they executed search warrants and discovered the cultivation of marajuana, a class B drug.

At a house in Clark Place, cannabis worth between £2,700 and £3,000 was recovered and a 29-year-old local man was later charged with alleged offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Charges under the same legislation were brought against a 26-year-old man at the second property, in Connor Ridge, where the value of cannabis discovered was estimated at between £2,200 and £2,500.

Reports have been submitted to the procurator fiscal.