A cannabis cultivation with a potential street value in excess of £9000 has been recovered from a property in the Wick area.
The drugs recovery was made last Friday, as part of an intelligence-led operation.
A low four figure sum of money was also seized.
As a result a 31 year old man has been charged and will appear at court at a later date.
In addition 14 dogs were taken into the care of the Scottish SPCA.
Sergeant Brian Hamilton of Wick Police Station said: "We will continue to act on information provided to us by the community and would encourage anyone with information to come forward."Anyone with information about drug activity is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous."
Chief Inspector Iain Allan of the Scottish SPCA added: “We can confirm that we visited a property in the Wick area and removed a number of dogs owing to concerns about their welfare. At present the investigation is still on going."