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27 November 2013, 09:46 | Updated: 27 November 2013, 13:24
Two men have been arrested after drugs raids were carried out in the Eastleigh area.
Police recovered a quantity of suspected class ‘A’ and ‘B’ drugs after carrying out seven drugs raids in the town and another in West End on Tuesday morning (26 November).
The raids were part of a crackdown on drug dealers in the Eastleigh area and were run in conjunction with the Operation Fortress team.
A 31-year-old man was arrested at an address in Duddon Close, West End and a 23-year-old man was arrested at an address in Jackdaw Rise, Eastleigh.
Leroy King, who's 31 and from Duddon Close has been charged with possession with intent to supply class 'A' drugs. He is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday 27 November.
The 23-year-old has been bailed until 10 January 2014.
A quantity of what’s believed to be cannabis was recovered from the address. Some more was found at an address in Alexander Square, Boyatt Wood where another raid took place. An amount of suspected class ’A’ drugs was also recovered from an address in Southampton Road, Eastleigh.
Superintendent Ben Snuggs said:
“There were two main purposes for today’s raids.
“One is to send a clear message to people supplying drugs in the area that we know who they are, and will take all available steps to prevent their operation.
“The other is to reassure the public that we will continue to act on information they give us.
“Today’s raids wouldn’t have been possible without that help and I’d encourage anyone who knows about any illegal drug dealing to let us know as soon as possible.
“We will use this information to plan more days of action and continue to make the wider Eastleigh area a safer place to live and work.”
“We are working closely with the Operation Fortress team and I would ask that anyone with information about drug dealing calls us in confidence on 101 or phones the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 anonymously.”