POLICE recovered Etizolam pills with an estimated street value of £90,000 at a property in Greenock.
Officers searched an address on Redpoll Place, off Mavis Road, at 6am (Wednesday). More than 170,000 tablets were removed.
A 48-year-old man is being reported to prosecutors and will appear in court at a later date.
Detective Inspector Robert Bowie, from Renfrewshire and Inverclyde’s Serious and Organised Crime team, said: “This is a significant recovery that will remove more than 170,000 Etizolam tablets from the streets of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
“We take a proactive approach to target those who are involved in the supply of drugs and today’s intelligence-led operation shows our commitment to dealing with this issue.”
Chief Inspector Paul Cameron, area commander for Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, said: “Targeting those involved in the manufacture, sale and supply of controlled drugs depends on the continued support from our local communities.
“I would like to thank members of the public who have come forward with vital information which assisted our investigations and I urge anyone who has any information or concerns surrounding drugs in their area to contact police.”
Officers can be contacted on 101 or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.