Three arrested following drug enforcement operation in North Edinburgh

Three arrested following drug enforcement operation in North Edinburgh

Three people have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following enforcement action in the north of the city.

Community Policing Officers and Proactive CID detectives executed warrants at four addresses in West Pilton Place, Pilton Drive North, Crewe Road West and Wardieburn Road on Friday, November 11th.

A quantity of Class A and B drugs were subsequently recovered, including cocaine, diamorphine and cannabis.

A 28-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested and held in custody to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, November 14th.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man was also arrested for various drug offences and he will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Chief Inspector Jimmy Jones, Area Commander for North West Edinburgh, said: “We’ve been listening to residents and recognise the profound impact drugs have on our communities.

“As a result we’ve carried out this latest action to disrupt the drug local network and remove these harmful substances from our streets.

“We will continue to work alongside our communities in order to address the crimes and issues that have the greatest impact on people.

“Local residents play a vital role in helping shape our policing priorities through continual engagement, such as the Your View Counts online, and I would urge residents to continue to work alongside us so we can improve the quality of life in your area.

“Tackling illegal drugs and the associated harm they cause, including violence and antisocial behaviour, remains one of our top priorities.

“As such we will continue to act on intelligence from the public to carry out enforcement action such as this.

“If you have any information relating to ongoing drug crime in your area then please contact us on 101 or make an anonymous report to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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