Police make £165K crack cocaine swoop in Jedburgh

Police in the Borders have recovered Class A drugs with an estimated street value of £165,000 – the largest recovery of crack cocaine within the Lothian and Borders Division to date.

Friday, 18th December 2015, 3:43 pm

Uniform officers discovered the large haul of heroin and crack cocaine within a car parked in Edinburgh Road, Jedburgh.

Police have revealed that the discovery was made at 12.40am on Thursday, December 17 while the officers were on patrol.

A total weight of 600g of heroin, valued at £60,000, and 1.7kg of crack cocaine, valued at £105,000, was recovered.

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A 33-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man have been arrested and charged for being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, and possession of cocaine.

Both suspects made an appearance at Jedburgh Sheriff Court today and both were remanded in custody.

Detective Sergeant Alan Young, of the Division’s Proactive CID, said: “This is a great result and special credit must go to the uniformed officers who made the discovery.

“They were on night patrol and acted on their instincts, and as a result we’ve prevented a large amount of dangerous drugs getting into our community. Everyone knows the destruction drugs can cause to families and communities, so we’re very pleased to report this find.”