A 22-year-old man has been charged following the recovery of cannabis with a street value of £25,000 in Edinburgh.

Reacting to intelligence, officers carried out searches at a number of properties in the north of the city on Thursday, 8 April, including West Pilton Gardens and West Pilton Terrace.

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Cannabis with a potential street value of £25,000 was recovered from a property, along with almost £1,000 in cash. A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with drug supply offences and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

A 26-year-old man will also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for drug possession offences.

Detective Sergeant Gavin Howat said: “We remain committed to disrupting the illegal supply of drugs in our communities and we will use every tool and tactic at our disposal to remove them from our streets.

“This enforcement action was carried out after receiving intelligence of criminal activity. The public continue to play a vital role in assisting investigations into drug crime and I would encourage anyone who has any concerns about drug-related activity, or has any information about those involved in drugs, to contact police on 101 or make an anonymous report to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”