Police recover drugs in Galashiels

You can contact the police on Bute by dialling 101, Police Scotland's non-emergency contact number, and asking for Rothesay police office.
You can contact the police on Bute by dialling 101, Police Scotland's non-emergency contact number, and asking for Rothesay police office.

Police have recovered a quantity of heroin, with a potential street value of £1,950, in the Ladhope area of Galashiels.

The recovery was made on Saturday evening (July 18) on a public footpath.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the persons responsible.

Local area commander, Chief Inspector Andy McLean, said: “Officers acted on vital intelligence from the community to make this recovery and will continue their investigations to find those responsible.

“We regularly utilise stop and search to identify individuals who may be in possession of illegal or illicit materials.

“We will continue to use all resources and tactics at our disposal to remove drugs and other harmful items from our communities.”

Anyone with information that can help police with their inquiries is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.