Man remanded in custody after £416,000 drugs raid in Hawick

A 41-year-old man has appeared in court following the discovery of a cannabis cultivation in Hawick and drugs with a potential street value of £416,000.

By Court Reporter
Friday, 3rd July 2020, 9:57 am
Sandbed in Hawick.
Sandbed in Hawick.

Around 330 plants were recovered after officers from Police Scotland attended at an address in Sandbed earlier this week.

Grzegorz Kowalski appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug and producing a controlled drug.

He faces a third charge under the 1989 Electricity Act.

Kowalski – who has an address in the Borders – made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.

Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody.

Chief Inspector Stuart Reid, area commander for the Borders, said: “This is the second cultivation we have recovered in Hawick in recent weeks which shows our commitment to disrupting the supply and production of drugs within the area.

“Recoveries such as this send a clear message that we will not tolerate drugs within our local communities.

“It is important that we continue to work with members of the public who can provide us with essential information that can assist with our investigations.”

Two people, aged 36 and 37, are currently on remand after three properties were raided in Hawick last month and cannabis with a street value of £475,000 recovered.

They are charged with drug dealing and producing cannabis.