Methadone seized in Barnstaple police raids

Police foiled a suspected drug deal on Instow beach.

Police foiled a suspected drug deal on Instow beach. - Credit: Archant

Four homes searched as part of co-ordinated drugs crack-down.

POLICE searched four houses in Barnstaple yesterday (Monday) as part of a co-ordinated crack-down on drugs in the town.

Officers served warrants issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act at homes in Fort Street and Gould Road, and two in Sticklepath Terrace.

Among the items seized were 13 bottles believed to contain the heroin substitute methadone.

Police said there were no arrests but a 47-year-old Barnstaple man was warned for possession of cannabis and further enquiries involving other possible suspects were ongoing.

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Acting sergeant Richard Preston said the raids, carried out by the Barnstaple-based Proactive Delivery Team, were part of a continued drive to combat drugs supply in Barnstaple.

He said: “One again we have executed a number of warrants targeting criminal activity.

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“This sends a clear message that should people take part in illegal supply of controlled drugs, police in North Devon will act.”

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