Public tip-off leads to drugs haul in Glenrothes

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Police have arrested and charged three people after a large quantity of drugs were recovered from an address in Bighty Avenue, Glenrothes.

The discovery was made on Thursday after a tip-off from the public.

Two women aged 38 and 16, and a 39-year-old man, have been charged.

Police Scotland say members of the public in the Kingdom Shopping Centre gave information to officers from the safer communities prevention taskforce who were patrolling in the area.

They joined local officers to recover heroin worth £7240 and cannabis worth £70.

A four-figure sum of cash was also seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The three were due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Friday

Sergeant Chris Mutter of Glenrothes police station said: “This was an excellent example of members of the community supplying us with vital information that resulted in a large quantity of dangerous drugs being removed from the streets of Glenrothes. ‘‘