Police taking ‘proactive’ action to tackle drugs in Weston

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 June 2018

There have been a number of antisocial behaviour incidents reported to police in Grove Park.

There have been a number of antisocial behaviour incidents reported to police in Grove Park.

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Three people were arrested in connection with drugs in Weston during a day of action.

There have been a number of antisocial behaviour incidents reported to police in Grove Park.There have been a number of antisocial behaviour incidents reported to police in Grove Park.

The Worle, Weston Villages and Ashcombe beat team took part in the day of action on Thursday.

The aim was to target drug supply and use in Weston, particularly around Grove Park.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, and were released under investigation.

Jermaine Dahir, aged 20 and of no fixed address, was charged with breaching a community protection order.

He appeared at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Friday, where he pleaded guilty. He was fined £120, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Inspector David Deakin said: “We are committed to tackling the supply of drugs in North Somerset.

“This day of action was part of this ongoing commitment to proactively target drug dealing in the area and we will be carrying out more in the future.”

A police spokesman said a number of people were searched and a lot of intelligence was also gathered on the day.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has been monitoring drug use in Grove Park in the past month following a number of reports about antisocial behaviour and drug-taking.

Some people have been issued dispersal orders, which mean they cannot enter the park within a certain time period.

A drug deal was also interrupted by police on June 8.

It became clear the man involved was a vulnerable missing person, linked to ‘county lines’ – where criminal gangs use young people to traffic drugs. He was returned to his home city.

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