South Scotland

'Largest' Borders crack cocaine haul found in Jedburgh

Police in the Lothian and the Borders have recovered their largest ever haul of crack cocaine.

They discovered 1.7kg (3.7lbs) of the class A drug in a car parked on Edinburgh Road, Jedburgh, early on Thursday morning. Officers estimate that its street value was £105,000.

They also found 600g (1.3lbs) of heroin, valued at about £60,000.

A 33-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man have appeared in Jedburgh Sheriff Court in connection with the find.

David Curling, of no fixed abode, and Michelle Bruce from Peterhead, appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, and possession of cocaine.

They made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further examination.

The pair - who face a total of six charges - were both remanded in custody.

Det Sgt Alan Young praised the officers who made the discovery for a "great result".

He added: "They were on night patrol and acted on their instincts, and as a result we've prevented a large amount of dangerous drugs getting into our community.

"Everyone knows the destruction drugs can cause to families and communities, so we're very pleased to report this find."

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