Drugs seized in Barnstaple police raids

DRUGS with an estimated street value in excess of �700 were seized during police raids in Barnstaple on Friday morning. Police simultaneously targeted addresses in the Newport area of the town to execute search warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Offi

DRUGS with an estimated street value in excess of �700 were seized during police raids in Barnstaple on Friday morning.

Police simultaneously targeted addresses in the Newport area of the town to execute search warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Officers used door-enforcing equipment to gain entry to the residences in Town Walk and Allen Bank and seize a quantity of what is believed to be a class B drug from both properties.

PC James Rees, of Barnstaple Neighbourhood beat office, said: "These operations represent our commitment to target those who blight our communities with the menace of harmful, banned substances."


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"We will not tire in our efforts to both educate and enforce the message that those individuals who seek to harm our area will be targeted and placed before the courts."

A 40-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested for drugs offences and taken to Barnstaple Police station to assist officers with their enquiries.

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The man was charged and bailed to appear at Barnstaple Magistrate's Court on February 5. The woman was released from custody with no further action.

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