Police raid Galashiels homes in drugs-busting operation

Langlee Drugs Raids.  The specialist support unit from Fettes enter one of the target properties.
Langlee Drugs Raids. The specialist support unit from Fettes enter one of the target properties.

Three homes in Galashiels suspected by police of being used by drug dealers were raided by specialised officers this morning, writes Kenny Paterson.

A 36-year-old man is expected to appear in court following the operation which began at 8.55am and focused on flats on the same street in the top end of the Langlee estate.

Tip-offs had led police to believe the properties were involved in the production and dealing of Class A drugs.

Cannabis was recovered from one home, leading to the man being charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A woman was also led out of the same flat and was detained in connection with an ongoing drugs investigation, but released pending further inquiries.

There were no arrests resulting from raids on the two other flats, which were both occupied at the time.

Acting Police Sergeant Russell Copeland led the raids, and told TheSouthern: “The message is clear – with the public’s support we will get the people responsible for any criminality in the community.

“Our main aim is to make sure our community is safe. If the public keep on telling us that they have concerns with drug dealing, we will be going through drug dealers’ doors.

“Drug related criminal activity will not be tolerated.”

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