DRUGS with a street value of £47,000 have been recovered in North Berwick.

Police have charged four people following a significant recovery of Class A and Class B drugs from within a house and a vehicle in North Berwick.

Community officers, including those from the locally funded East Lothian Community Action Team, searched an address in Lochbridge Road and recovered cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis with a combined street of £47,000.

Further enquiry and analysis is ongoing in relation other substances that were recovered.

Three men aged 25, 34 and 43 and a woman, 51, are appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Friday).

Local Community Inspector Andrew Hill, based at Haddington Police Station, said: "As a result of concerns raised within the local community a targeted police operation was initiated resulting in a sizable drugs recovery and four arrests.

“Police Scotland is wholly committed to tackling any drug related incidents and we will continue to investigate any offences reported using every resource at our disposal.

"Tackling the supply of drugs, and the often devastating consequences it has on our communities, is a top priority and we will continue to take action to identify those involved in drug related crime.

“We will also work closely with our partners at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to stop drug dealers from benefiting from the proceeds of their criminal activity.

“The police can only progress such matters with the assistance of the communities we serve.  

"I would urge anyone with information to come forward by contacting Police Scotland on 101 or contact the charity Crimestoppers (anonymously if required) on 0800 555 111."