Three arrests following Hamp drugs bust

Bridgwater Mercury: Three arrests following Hamp drugs bust Three arrests following Hamp drugs bust

A DRUGS bust in Bridgwater saw police seize around £2,000 of illegal substances after the public took a stand.

Bridgwater police descended on a house in the Hamp area under a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant on Friday (August 31), following information provided by the community.

Officers found around £2,000 worth of cannabis plants, dried vegetable matter believed to be cannabis and white powder suspected to be the amphetamine known as Miaow Miaow. The items were sent for forensic testing.

A 55-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and a Class B drug. A 19-year-old woman was also given a cannabis warning for possession.

DC David Nash, from Bridgwater Police, said: “This was a great result and was due to information provided to us by the public.

“Residents clearly took a stand against criminal activity in the area and we would encourage the public to keep coming forward with information relating to crime in their community.

“The cultivation and sale of drugs will not be tolerated in this area, and anyone engaged in this sort of activity will be dealt with robustly.”

The warrant was the latest in a series of Misuse of Drugs Act warrants carried out by the local team.

Anyone with information can call 101 or report it online by visiting www.avonandsomerset.police.uk. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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5:51pm Mon 3 Sep 12

sheldoncooper says...

LOL....just reading this and there's an advert half way down for Smallholder magazine with a "Grow your own" feature :)
LOL....just reading this and there's an advert half way down for Smallholder magazine with a "Grow your own" feature :) sheldoncooper
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9:08pm Mon 3 Sep 12

MINIME2 says...

When drug dealing was recorded on video we rang the police and were told drugs are a trivial matter we have more important things to do like school truancy !!! The police should be doing drug raids around the Bath Road area dealing goes on 24 / 7 in the open.
When drug dealing was recorded on video we rang the police and were told drugs are a trivial matter we have more important things to do like school truancy !!! The police should be doing drug raids around the Bath Road area dealing goes on 24 / 7 in the open. MINIME2
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2:25pm Tue 4 Sep 12

jimee says...

I hope you reported that to the powers that be MINIME2...thats disgraceful. Every resource should be put to stamping out this drug menace. Mind you, if the courts are not dishing out proper punishment then what chance do we have.
I hope you reported that to the powers that be MINIME2...thats disgraceful. Every resource should be put to stamping out this drug menace. Mind you, if the courts are not dishing out proper punishment then what chance do we have. jimee
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12:38am Wed 5 Sep 12

bts73 says...

when's the sale begin ? i could really do with some cannabis right now !
when's the sale begin ? i could really do with some cannabis right now ! bts73
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