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Four charged after £300,000 drugs haul

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Four men have been charged after police recovered drugs worth about £300,000 in West Lothian.

Officers stopped two men aged 24 and 38 in Bathgate on Tuesday afternoon and found about 5kg of cannabis along with £12,000.

A search was then carried out at a property in the town and a further £10,000 was seized.

Police also searched an address in Linlithgow and found 34kg of cannabis and a quantity of cocaine.

Two men, aged 27 and 34, have also been arrested in connection with the investigation.

All four men are expected to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court this week.

Ch Insp Stevie Dolan, of Police Scotland, said: "This has been a sizeable seizure of harmful substances before they could make their way on to the streets of West Lothian and will undoubtedly disrupt the cash flow of organised crime groups operating in the region.

"I want to make it clear that the distribution and production of drugs, along with other forms of serious and organised crime, will not be tolerated and we will continue to use all resources at our disposal to identify those involved and remove them from our communities."

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