THOUSANDS of pills thought to be deadly street valium were dumped and set on fire in Lenzie. 

A member of the public called in the cops after discovering the tiny pills on fire in Bothlin Burn, Lenzie this morning. 

The force said they have now removed the pills and they are no longer considered a danger to anyone walking in the area. 

It is understood that the fire damage has prevented police from testing the pills. One local source speculated that it may be deadly street valium. 

Local dog walking company Take The Lead issued a warning to locals after they spotted the haul during a walk. 

In a post on Facebook, they said: "Police in attendance and will dispose of drugs. Possible valium.

"Anybody walking from the Woodilee to Moodiesburn past Bothlin/Calfmuir please keep your eyes out with dogs and young children.

"Thousands of pills have been dumped and attempted to burn. Police have been called."

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "A member of the public phoned the police after finding a large number of pills on fire in Bothlin Burn footpath, Lenzie. 

"Police attended and removed what was left of the burn out pills. 

"They also took a quantity of soil. 

"There is no danger to anyone walking in the area, they have completely removed everything."

The area is popular with local dog walkers and families. 

Street valium often referred to as 'blues' are usually blue in colour. The Scottish Drugs Forum has previously issued advice saying white pills are in circulation. 

They have played a factor in many fatal drug overdoses in the city.