Stern police warning to drug dealers after raids

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 May 2011

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A STARK warning has been sent out to drug dealers after police carried out a series of raids in Sedgemoor.

Officers charged four men from Highbridge with a variety of offences last week after carrying out a drugs bust in Market Street on March 4.

Joseph Taylor, and Jacob Monaghan, both aged 21, Aaron James, aged 23, and Alan Deenah, aged 19, will appear at Sedgemoor Magistrates’ Court on May 31.

Another raid took place at the same address by Burnham police on Friday where officers seized cannabis.

Jacob Monaghan was arrested and charged with possession of a class B drug.

The Safer Stronger Neighbourhood team also carried out a warrant at a property in Lympsham where a cannabis factory was seized and destroyed, and a large quantity of cannabis was recovered.

Police are investigating and say they are looking to arrest a local man.

Following the series of raids, Sergeant Ian Kennett issued a stern warning: ‘drug dealing will not be tolerated’.

He said: “The message is clear. Our local communities have told us that they don’t want drug dealing in their town and we are committed to tackling this issue.

“Illegal drugs wrecks peoples lives and drug taking leads to crimes being committed to finance addictions.

“This is the third positive warrant we have executed at the same premises in the last year and we will continue to take positive action whenever there is the intelligence to do so.”

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