Man in court after cannabis worth £18,000 is seized outside primary school

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A 45-year-old man was in court today after police seized suspected cannabis with an estimated value of £18,000.

Innes Irvine, from Lerwick, appeared from custody in private to face charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

He made no plea or declaration, was committed for further examination and released on bail.

Officers stopped a vehicle for an “intelligence led search” outside Bell’s Brae Primary School at around 5pm on Wednesday and made the seizure.

Shetland’s chief police inspector Angus MacInnes said: “We will continue to target those involved in the illegal drugs trade here in Shetland.

“We would again like to thank the public for providing us with information. The more information we receive the more pro-active we can be in the fight against drugs, which are a scourge on society.”

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