South Scotland

Livingston man in court over Heriot A7 cocaine haul

A 58-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with the discovery of £53,000 worth of cocaine after a van was stopped in the Borders.

George Thompson, of Livingston, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.

He made no plea or declaration at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and the case was continued.

He was released on bail by Sheriff Kevin Drummond and the date of his next court appearance has to be confirmed.

A Crown Office spokesman said a 52-year-old man was also reported in connection with the matter but was liberated pending further enquiries and did not appear in court.

Police Scotland said a van was stopped on the A7 road near to the village of Heriot on Thursday and cocaine with a street value of up to £53,000 discovered.

They added further drugs search warrants were enforced at addresses in Midlothian and West Lothian where other amounts of cocaine and drugs equipment were recovered.

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