Three men and a woman have each made a brief appearance in court following the seizure, near Dumfries, of heroin with a value of around £50,000 along with some cash.
The four – Anthony Dawson, 41, and Angus Douglas, 71, both from Dumfries; 35-year-old Claire Cameron, also from Dumfries; and 43-year-old Alexander McNeil, from Paisley – were on a petition in private before Sheriff George Jamieson.
They were all accused of offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
No plea was made by any and all were committed for further examination.
All but Douglas were allowed bail and he was remanded in custody.
■ A 21-year-old man is to face trial on a charge of assaulting a woman in a car.
Ryan Woods, of Annandale Crescent, Lochmaben, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence on various occasions between December 1 and September 9 at Ae Forest and Annandale Crescent.
He was accused of seizing hold of her by the throat and applying pressure to it, pressing her against a car seat, striking her on the head and body and striking her on the head with a computer.
Trial was set for November at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
■ A 23-year-old man has been charged with assaulting two other men at a neighbouring house in the Lochside estate in Dumfries.
Luke Hay, of Lochside Road, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty to assaulting one man by seizing him by the body and repeatedly punching another man and causing his body to strike a wall and fall onto the ground.
Trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been set for January.
■ A warrant has been granted by the sheriff at Dumfries for the arrest of a 64-year-old woman who failed to appear on a charge of obtaining employment support allowance of £2,849 to which she wasn’t entitled.
Linda Dickson, of Glasgow Street, Dumfries, had previously pleaded not guilty to making false statements to the Department for Work and Pensions at Golf Avenue in the town in 2013 by stating she did not have capital in excess of £5,500.
■ A 36-year-old man who shouted and swore and made offensive remarks towards a woman in Castle Douglas, has been made the subject of a community payback order at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Michael Wright, of Burghfield Road, Castle Douglas, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at nearby Merrick Road in April.
He was ordered to carry out 70 hours unpaid work.
His solicitor said that Wright was responding to allegations made on the social media website Facebook.
■ A teenager who struck another man in Lockerbie with a crutch has been fined £250 and ordered to pay compensation of £150.
Nineteen-year-old Dominic Marshall, of McGeoch Drive, Dumfries, was found guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court of the assault at Well Road in Lockerbie in April.