Police can confirm that a 56-year-old woman has been arrested and charged following the recovery of a five-figure quantity of Class A drugs, which took place in Hawick on Friday, 4 February.

Around 1.15pm, officers visited a property on Trinity Street, as part of routine enquiries into a separate matter. At that time, they discovered a quantity of Class A drugs, with an estimated street value of over £16,000.

The 56-year-old woman is expected to appear in court (tomorrow) Monday, 7 February.

Chief Inspector Vincent Fisher, Area Commander for the Scottish Borders, said: “This recovery, and the good work involved from our local officers, is another demonstration of our dedication to remove illegal drugs from our communities and deal with those responsible. If you have any information or concerns about drug misuse or wider criminality in your area, do not hesitate to contact us on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”