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Man charged over supplying drugs to Edinburgh prison

HMP Edinburgh Image copyright Scottish Prison Service
Image caption Heroin and mobile phones were found in an area near the prison

A 47-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly attempted to introduce controlled drugs and other items into HMP Edinburgh.

Heroin with an estimated street value of £11,000 and mobile phones were recovered from an area near the prison on 5 November.

More heroin, worth about £50,000, was later recovered from an address in Loganlea Terrace, Edinburgh, on Friday.

The man was expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

He was charged by police in connection with the sale and supply of drugs in the Edinburgh area.

Officers from Edinburgh's CID Proactive Unit worked with colleagues from the Scottish Prison Service to make the seizures.

Det Sgt Gary Reid said: "Tackling the sale and supply of controlled drugs is a top priority for Police Scotland and the disruption of all drug-related activity including around HMP Edinburgh is of the utmost importance to us.

"The toll of illegal substances on our society is incalculable. We continue to work to bring to justice and hold to account those who supply drugs in our community."

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