Tayside and Central Scotland

Man arrested following Bo'ness cannabis cultivation discovery

A 33-year-old man has been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis cultivation at a house in Bo'ness.

Police said they were assisted in the house search by "specialist resources" following reports of a firearm in the Grangepans property.

Officers said 14 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £3,000 were recovered.

The man was arrested for drug offences and a breach of the peace and will appear in court at a later date.

Officers attended the address on 3 March as part of Operation Core, which targets drug-related activity.

Despite initial reports of a firearm, Police Scotland said "there was found to be no risk to the public."

Sgt Craig Heron said: "Thanks to vital information passed to us by the community, we are confident that this recovery has disrupted the chain of supply in the local area.

"This was a highly successful operation that involved a number of officers and I thank local residents for their patience and cooperation.

"Drugs continue to blight our communities and pursuing those who are involved in this harmful trade remains one of our top priorities."

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