Yarmouth: Four Arrested After Drug Raids

20 September 2012, 12:16 | Updated: 20 September 2012, 12:21

Four people have been arrested after Great Yarmouth police carried out drugs warrants at four addresses in Cobholm yesterday morning, Wednesday 19 September.

Officers carried out two raids at Beavans Court, one at Mill Lane and one at High Mill Road - and arrested one person at each of the addresses for drugs related offences.

At Beavans Court 18-year-old Liam Whittle, of Beavans Court, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis after a small quantity of the drug was seized. He has now been charged with possession and is due to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on the afternoon of Wednesday 3 October.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis after four plants and small bags of the drug were found at the second address there. He has now been cautioned for producing cannabis and possession after admitting growing the plants.

At Mill Lane a 21-year-old man was arrested for possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas after a CS cannister was found at the property. He was taken into custody at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre, interviewed by officers and has now been bailed to return to police on October 26.

And at High Mill Road a 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and cultivation of cannabis after a bag of white tablets were found in the house and four cannabis plants were found in the back garden of the property. She was interviewed and has now been bailed to return to police on October 27 pending further enquiries.

Following the warrants Inspector Nathan Clark, who oversees policing in the Cobholm area and who ran the operation today, said officers would continue to target those suspected to be involved in the production and supply of drugs.

"We receive information about the supply of drugs from many sources, including the public, and will aim to carry out warrants where there is evidence of offences being committed. Officers from the Cobholm & Southtown Safer Neighbourhood Team have conducted house to house visits in the area to give residents the opportunity to raise community concerns about drugs misuse and anti-social behaviour and this work will continue. Anyone with information about the production or supply of drugs can call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111."