Drugs worth £12,500 were found on a man searched by police after he was spotted acting suspiciously.
Officers were on mobile patrol in the Denny area at 10.30am yesterday when they spotted the 45-year-old male, who was known to them.
A large haul of heroin was found and it is believed it was to be sold in the town, where there have been two drug-related deaths already this month.
A warrant to search the man’s home was obtained but nothing furher was recovered.
Sergeant Ewan Graham of the Denny community team said: “This type of proactive policing is necessary to keep people safe.
‘‘This is a prime example of targeting the right people at the right time in the right place. This has led to a substantial recovery of heroin which was destined for the streets of Denny.’’
The man was due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court today charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.