Searches targeting drugs in East Lothian

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Police are continuing to crack down on drug problems in East Lothian by increasing the proportion of positive stop and searches.

East Lothian Council was told on Tuesday that officers had carried out 1,355 stop and searches in the year to date, 207 bearing positive results (15.2 per cent).

At this time last year, there were 1,536 stop and searches, 176 of which were positive (11.5 per cent).

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