TWO people have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police searched two houses in the Borders.

Cops from the Scottish Borders Community Action Team and Response Officers swooped on addresses in Havelock Place, Hawick on Friday and Langlee Drive, Galashiels on Sunday.

During the search of the Hawick property, crack cocaine and cannabis worth a combined £2,000 were recovered along with 2000 tablets, which have been sent for analysis.

Heroin worth £2,500 was seized from the home in Galashiels.

A man aged 31 and a 30-year-old woman will appear in court at a later date in connection with these recoveries.

Inspector Bryan Burns said: "Our Community Action Team are a dedicated resource that support investigations and proactive enforcement activity into a range of issues, which impact upon local communities in the Borders.

"As a result of the work they carried out alongside Response Officer colleagues, large quantities of harmful drugs were seized before they could be sold on our streets.

"Tackling drug crime remains one of our top priorities in the Scottish Borders and we will use all resources at our disposal, including the Community Action Team, to investigate all offences of this nature and bring anyone responsible to justice."