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Eleven people were arrested in Bournemouth and Poole yesterday, Wednesday 22 December 2010, in a Dorset Police operation tackling drug supply and burglary in the areas.
Police officers executed a warrant at an address on Kings Road in Charminster. Officers arrested two men at the location, a 20-year-old from Bournemouth and an 18-year-old of no fixed abode, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
A vehicle parked outside the address led officers to search a house on Shelbourne Road in Queens Park where officers found what is believed to a large quantity of Class A drugs. The drugs were seized and are currently being forensically examined.
A 25-year-old woman from Sturminster Newton was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Officers arrested a 41-year-old Poole man in Broadstone on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, burglary and going equipped to commit a crime.
Officers also stopped a vehicle being driven through Broadstone and arrested its occupants – a 40-year-old woman from Poole, a 49-year-old man from Poole and a 49-year-old man from Middlesex – on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.
A warrant was executed at a flat on York Road in Broadstone where officers arrested another three people. A 32-year-old man
from Liverpool and a 33-year-old woman from Poole were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs. A 44-year-old Poole man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and burglary.
Officers also executed a warrant at a flat on Prince of Wales Road in Westbourne.. After searching the address, officers found a small quantity of Class A controlled drugs.
A 28-year-old man from Bournemouth was consequently arrested and cautioned for possession of Class A drugs.
Inspector Mark Callaghan, who heads up the Force’s Enhanced Policing Team, which worked with local police officers on yesterday’s operation, said:
“This operation forms part of our on-going drive to combat alleged drug dealing and related acquisitive crime across Bournemouth and Poole.
"We are determined to bring to justice anyone profiting from drug supply and will not lose focus over the festive season.
"I would appeal to anyone with information about drugs – or drug-related activity – to contact Dorset Police
in confidence or the Crimestoppers line anonymously.”
Yesterday’s warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Eight of the people arrested yesterday have been released on bail while police enquiries continue. Two men and a woman remain in police custody today, Thursday 23 December 2010.
Anyone with information about the supply of drugs should contact Dorset Police on 01202 or 01305 222 222 or the free and
anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may apply.