Man charged after 330 cannabis plants found in the Borders

A MAN has been arrested after police found around 330 cannabis plants in a Borders property.

Officers recovered cannabis plants worth £416,000 from an address in Sandbed, Hawick.

Police say a 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged, adding that he was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday, July 1.

Chief Inspector Stuart Reid said: “This is the second cultivation we have recovered in Hawick in recent weeks which shows our commitment to disrupting the supply and production of drugs within the area.

“Recoveries such as this send a clear message that we will not tolerate drugs within our local communities. 

“It is important that we continue to work with members of the public who can provide us with essential information that can assist with our investigations.”

Ch Insp Reid, the area commander for the Borders, added: “I would urge if anyone has any information or is concerned about drugs within their area, please get in contact with officers.

“Police can be contacted on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.”

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