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Two men charged after Class A drug seizure worth an estimated £450,000

07 Jul 2017 09:00 AM

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Police have charged two people after seizing a huge haul of Class A drugs in Newcastle.

On Tuesday evening officers carried out a search of a property on Murrayfield Road in the Cowgate area of the city.

Durign that search they found a haul of Class A drugs believed to be heroin and amphetamine.

An investigation into the drugs led officers to two further addresses on Wansfell Avenue in Cowgate and Bothal Street in Byker.

More drugs were found by police and in total it is believed that detectives have taken an estimated £450,000 worth of drugs off the streets.

Six people were arrested following the operation but four of those have been released under investigation.

Now detectives from Central CID have charged two people in relation to the seizure. They are:

- Karl Glendinning, 39, of Wansfell Avenue, Cowgate, was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply heroin, possession of a drug to supply amphetamine, possession of a drug with intent to supply cannabis and possession of heroin.

- Neil McFarlane, 30, of Waterbeach Place, Slatyford, was charged with posession with intent to supply amphetamine.

They will both appear before Bedlington Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Friday).

Anyone with any information about the drugs, or information that may help police with their enquiries, should contact officers on 101 quoting log 1174 04/07/17.