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Lothian police officer remanded over 'drugs and secrets'

Image caption The case was heard in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

A police officer has been remanded over claims he breached the Official Secrets Act and supplied drugs.

It is alleged that Pc Derek McLeod, 41, abused his position to pass on sensitive information between 3 June 2009 and 12 May this year.

The Lothian and Borders officer has also been charged with producing and supplying cannabis, as well as facing a charge under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

He appeared in private on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

His wife Jemima, 41, and 21-year-old son, also Derek, also appeared in court charged with producing and supplying cannabis, a Class B drug, and with having money suspected to be the proceeds of crime.

It is claimed they were involved in the production and supply of cannabis at their home in Blinkbonny Gardens in Breich, West Lothian, on July 2.

During brief separate and private appearances from custody on petition they made no plea or declaration before Sheriff Derrick McIntyre.

Pc McLeod, who was based at West Calder Police Station in West Lothian, was remanded in custody, but his wife and son were given bail.

All three were committed for further examination and are expected to appear in court next week.

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