Man faces drugs charge

A MAN has appeared in court on drugs charges after police allegedly seized heroin worth £900,000.

Officers stopped a car during a "routine road check" near Howgate, Midlothian, on Tuesday, and allegedly found 9kg (20lb) of heroin in the vehicle.

Police said 5000 ecstasy tablets worth around 5000 were also found at an address. Steven Carse, 27, of Dalkeith, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded.