Cannabis surprise for Ilfracombe police

A day of action in the town yields a good result.

TWO men have been arrested and a significant amount of cash and cannabis seized after a police ‘day of action’ in Ilfracombe.

Uniformed and plain clothes officers were drafted in on Monday of last week as part of a crackdown on shoplifting and drug-related activities.

Police said as a result of dealing with a man for possession of cannabis, officers searched a private property just off the High Street and seized a quantity of cash and cannabis.

Two men aged 20 and 42 were arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. They are currently on police bail.


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“It was a really positive result and shows our commitment to make sure those dealing with drugs do not feel safe in Ilfracombe,” said PC Joey Stephenson.

Police said more operations were likely to take place in the near future.

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