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Man in court after drugs worth £120,000 found in car

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Cannabis with an estimated street value of £120,000 have been seized from a car on the A74 (M) in the south of Scotland.

On Saturday officers from Lockerbie's Road Policing Unit stopped a vehicle on the northbound carriageway near Ecclefechan. A 25-year-old man from the West Midlands area has been charged in connection with the incident.

Detective Sergeant Graeme Robertson from Dumfries CID said: “As a result of a proactive stop of a vehicle on the motorway network, a large quantity of drugs has been removed from circulation.

“A 25-year-old man from the West Midlands area has been charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear before Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday, 4 November.

“Removing illegal substances from our communities remains a priority for officers and I would encourage anyone with information about drug crime in their area to report this to us so that we can investigate thoroughly.”