New arrest shows police making headway in war on drugs

PUBLISHED: 16:08 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:15 10 June 2013

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WESTON police claimed another victory in their war against the town's drugs suppliers this week, arresting a suspected dealer and seizing £4,000 of amphetamine.

Officers swooped on a town centre property on Saturday to execute a warrant under the Misuse Of Drugs Act.

Investigators seized class B amphetamine with a street value of between £3,000 and £4,000, along with a ‘large quantity’ of banned steroids thought to contain a dangerous growth hormone.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled drugs and steroids with intent to supply.

He has since been bailed while officers carry out further investigations.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Mark Jenkinson says the latest arrest is further evidence that officers are continuing to do all they can to drive drugs and dealers out of Weston.

He said: “We’re committed to tackling drugs in Weston and will actively target anyone involved in the supply of drugs in our town.

“However, we cannot do our work without the support of the local community and would ask anyone with information to please contact us.

“Saturday’s result was down to a proactive investigation by my officers on the town centre team.

“We all know the problems which drug dealing and addiction have on crime and criminal behaviour in our town. What is less widely understood is the effect that using steroids can have on health, particularly the health of young people who may take them thinking that they are harmless.

“I would like to reassure the local community that we take the supply of such substances very seriously and that we are committed to tackling this problem full on.”

Anyone who has information about drug dealing in their community can contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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