Heroin recovered by police after property search

Police Scotland

POLICE have recovered heroin worth an estimated £9,000 following a search of a property in Lerwick.

A 47-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the recovery and is expected to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court later today (Wednesday).

Officers searched the South Road property on Tuesday afternoon.

Chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch said: “We are committed to tackling the supply of drugs in Shetland and we will pro-actively target anyone intent on causing harm to the local community through this illegal trade.

“We rely on the support of the public to help us take action against those who choose to involve themselves in trading illegal drugs.

“I would urge anyone with concerns or information about drugs to contact Police Scotland at any time on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”