Motorway drugs: Two men aged 19 and 20 arrested and charged after officers recover herbal cannabis worth £50,000 in car on M74

Police in Dumfries and Galloway recovered thousands of pounds worth of drugs after stopping a car on the M74 in Beattock near Moffat on Friday.

The vehicle was pulled over near Junction 15 of the M74 in Beattock and cannabis was discovered with a street value of around £50,000 (Photo: Google Maps and AP Photo/Steve Helber).
The vehicle was pulled over near Junction 15 of the M74 in Beattock and cannabis was discovered with a street value of around £50,000 (Photo: Google Maps and AP Photo/Steve Helber).

The vehicle was pulled over near Junction 15 and herbal cannabis was discovered with a street value of around £50,000.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

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They are due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday June 21.

Sergeant Jonathan Edgar from Dumfries & Galloway Road Policing said: “This is a significant amount of drugs that have been taken off the streets by our officers.

“These now cannot be sold, and prevent harm being caused in our communities.”

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