TER Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Two men have been charged with drugs offences following a proactive police operation in Midlothian.

During the early hours of Wednesday, officers travelling in an unmarked vehicle pulled over a BMW at the Justin Lees roundabout in Dalkeith.

A subsequent search of the car revealed a quantity of class A drugs and associated paraphernalia.

The estimated street value of the drugs is £12,000.

The men, aged 25 and 35, have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and were expected to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Sergeant Stuart Aitchison of the Community Policing Unit based in Dalkeith said: “Thanks to some excellent police work a significant quantity of dangerous drugs have been removed from our streets.

“Tackling drugs and associated crimes is one of the top priorities for Police Scotland and we will always act on information that is passed to us.

“Anyone who wants to report drug activity in their area can contact police on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”