DRUG dealers should expect a knock on their door and prosecution if they peddle their misery to Barnstaple communities. The warning comes from police officers following a series of raids across the town on Wednesday and Thursday in which drugs thought to

DRUG dealers should expect a knock on their door and prosecution if they peddle their misery to Barnstaple communities.The warning comes from police officers following a series of raids across the town on Wednesday and Thursday in which drugs thought to be heroin and cannabis were seized.Five people were arrested after local beat officers, the Targeted Policing Team and Tactical Aid Group carried out warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act at addresses in Whiddon Valley, Forches and the town centre.On Wednesday a 41-year-old man was arrested at East Park Road, Whiddon Valley and Class A drugs seized. He is now on bail and to return to Barnstaple Police Station on April 7.The same day a warrant in Gould Road resulted in a small amount of cannabis being seized and a 42-year-old woman formally warned for possession.Three people were arrested on Thursday at Rackfield Court in the town centre, with Class A drugs, thought to be heroin, seized. Two men aged 21 and 28, plus a 30-year-old woman, are on police bail, to return on April 29.A 23-year-old leaving the premises as officers arrived was also arrested for possession."These recent warrants and arrests give a clear message to those who peddle drugs and their associated misery," said PC Glyn Clark, a Neighbourhood Beat officer in the town."We would still urge anyone in our communities with information to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.