LEWISMAN IN COURT OVER DRUGS SEIZURE

A 41-YEAR-OLD Lewisman has appeared at Stornoway Sheriff Court, after being apprehended by police in Tarbert, Harris, on Thursday evening.

John Macdonald, of Breasclete, appeared in private, and was remanded in custody.

Around 70,000 of cocaine were recovered by police when a car was searched having coming off the Caledonian MacBrayne vessel 'MV Hebrides', which runs between Tarbert, Lochmaddy, and Uig.

A sniffer dog was used in the incident, and the seized substances will now be sent to a mainland laboratory for analysis.