25-year-old in court over £35,000 heroin haul seized in Hawick

Selkirk Sheriff Court.Selkirk Sheriff Court.
Selkirk Sheriff Court.
A 25-year-old man has made a private court appearance in connection with the discovery of £35,000 worth of heroin in Hawick this week.

David Lenton appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court today, January 16, charged with being concerned in the supply of the class-A drug.

That hearing follows a police search of a property in Hawick’s McLaren Court yesterday.

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He made no plea, and the case was continued for further examination.

Lenton, of Hawick, was released on bail in the meantime.

No date has been given for his next court appearance.

Detective sergeant Barry Roebuck, of the criminal investigation department at Galashiels police station, said: “Tackling drug crime is a priority for the local community and therefore it remains a priority for us.

“Any information or intelligence we receive to suggest that someone may be involved in distributing these harmful and illegal substances will be fully investigated.

“Those with concerns or information about drug crime are urged to report them to Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”