Cannabis farm discovered in city flat

Police discovered 35 plants in the raid

THOUSANDS of pounds of cannabis have been discovered growing in a flat in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested after police searched a property in Buccleuch Street yesterday.

Officers discovered 35 plants, along with various items used in the cultivation process.

Thousands of pounds of cash was also seized during the search.

The total value of cannabis recovered is around £18,000.

A police spokesman said: “This recovery will have undoubtedly made a significant impact in drug operations in the local area and we are delighted to have taken possession of these drugs before they could make their way into our community.

“Anyone with information relating to drug crime in their area is asked to contact police, or alternatively report the matter anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The man is scheduled to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.