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Police / Man arrested after police recover drugs worth more than £24k from car in Lerwick

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A TWENTY eight year old man has been arrested and charged following the recovery of heroin valued at around £24,400 in Lerwick.

Road policing officers stopped a Vauxhall Vectra on Commercial Street at around 2pm on Sunday (19 June).

A quantity of heroin and around £3,400 in cash was recovered from the vehicle. The man is expected to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court today (Monday).

Area commander chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said: “I’d like to commend the excellent work of Road Policing, who carried out this stop and Lerwick CID who carried out the subsequent enquiries.

“We remain committed to using every tool and tactic at our disposal to prevent the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in our local communities.

“If you have any information or concerns about drug misuse, do not hesitate to contact Police Scotland on 101 or report this anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”