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Four charged after drugs seized in Forth Valley raids

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Image caption Four people are due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court charged with drugs offences

Four people have been arrested after a series of Forth Valley drug raids.

Officers in Bo'ness uncovered a cannabis cultivation with a street value of £16,000 in a house on Lothian Crescent on Wednesday.

And police in Falkirk recovered large quantities of heroin from houses in Stenhousemuir and Falkirk in separate operations.

Three men and a woman have been charged with drugs offences and are due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court.

About 50 cannabis plants were found in the house in Bo'ness during a day of enforcement activity by Police Scotland's Forth Valley division.

A 33-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman have been charged and are due to appear in court.

Enforcement day

The same day, community officers in Falkirk carried out a stop and search of a 43-year-old man in Newmarket Street, who was found in possession of heroin with a street value of £400.

During a subsequent search of a house in Stenhousemuir, a further stash of heroin with a street value of £3,300 was seized, along with amphetamines worth more than £7,700 on the street.

An intelligence-led stop and search carried out in Grahams Road in Falkirk led to the recovery of heroin with a street value of more than £1,000. A 40-year-old man was charged and is due to appear in court.

Ch Insp Mandy Paterson said the enforcement day underlined the force's commitment to wiping crime off the streets.

She said: "Much of this activity was carried out as a result of vital intelligence we received from our local communities.

"Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and will act on any information we receive relating to ongoing criminal activity."

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