Woman charged after drugs worth £196,000 seized

A woman has been charged after almost £200,000 worth of drugs were seized during a raid near Stirling.

Officers carried out an intelligence-led search of a property in Douglas Street, Bannockburn, on Monday.

They recovered £20,000 worth of heroin, along with £20,000 worth of amphetamine, MDMA and cannabis, as well as Etizolam worth £156,000.

The 48-year-old has been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is expected to appear at Stirling Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Hughes from Forth Valley’s Proactive CID said: “This is a significant quantity of drugs that have been recovered before they could be distributed on our streets and I would like to thank the local community of Bannockburn for their assistance in providing vital information that helped us carry out this proactive enforcement activity.

“Drug crime of any sort will not be tolerated within Forth Valley and whenever intelligence is received it is appropriately assessed and acted upon to bring offenders to justice.”