Police name more suspected drug dealers charged after second day of Weston-super-Mare raids

PUBLISHED: 10:58 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:58 14 July 2016

Police at Ashcombe Road address on Tuesday morning.

Police at Ashcombe Road address on Tuesday morning.


Police have named a further 13 people who have been charged with supplying class A drugs, after a second consecutive day of dawn drug raids across Weston-super-Mare and Somerset yesterday (Wednesday).

The names of those charged today (Thursday)

All addresses are in Weston-super-Mare, unless stated. For legal reasons the 15-year-old boy charged has not been named.

Louise Barnes, 48, Stafford Road

John Tseu, 60, Wellington Place, Cheddar

Stefan Russ, 25, Partridge Close

Krystian Atherton, 42, Manilla Crescent

Alan Turner, 38, North Street, Nailsea

Benjamin White, 31, Brompton Road

Debbie Huxtable, 34, South Road

Daniel Bevan, 29, Alfred Street

Luke Rugman, 20, Bell Close

Lee Crawley, 47, Lovers Walk

Michelle Platt, 43, Lovers Walk

Louise Powell, 35, Coleridge Road (also charged with one count of theft)

Eight men and four women will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday), charged with a total of 29 counts of supplying class A drugs.

A 15-year-old boy has also been charged with one count of supplying class A drugs and has been bailed to appear at North Somerset Youth Court.

The charges follow a nine-month-long investigation into the supply of drugs in Somerset, which culminated in two days of drug raids across Weston. These led to 53 arrests being made and 18 people have already been charged and appeared in court.

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