£1,200 worth of Heroin seized in Taunton drugs raid

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By abbie_taunton | Monday, February 04, 2013, 15:49

£1,200 worth of Heroin has been seized from a man's home in Halcon, Taunton.

Police Officers raided the man's Halcon home at midnight on January 26 finding both Heroin and crack cocaine in the property. A 39 year-old man and a 33 year-old man were both arrested.

The 39 year-old man has been bailed pending further investigation and forensic testing.

The next day Police arrested a 19-year-old man, again from the Halcon area of Taunton, after being found in possession of a large quantity of Cannabis and suspected Cocaine.

He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply both Class A and B drugs. He is currently on bail and will appear at Taunton Crown Court in February.

The police carried out this warrant as part of Operation Grip - a proactive initiative that aims to disrupt and dismantle drug supply in West Somerset.

Further drug warrants have been deployed in Bridgwater and other areas of West Somerset as part of the initiative.

Acting Sergeant Jon O'Connor from Operation Grip said: "We will continue to systematically disrupt individuals dealing drugs within our communities, stripping them of their proceeds and ensuring offenders are brought to justice."

Sergeant Andy Murphy said: "We are extremely fortunate - the residents within the Halcon ward care hugely about their community and have no tolerance for drug dealing and or anti-social behaviour.

"They work closely with us, providing intelligence and information to help us tackle this issue.

He explained: "There is nowhere for drug dealers to hide in Somerset West. Communities don't want it and neither do we."

If you have information about illegal activities in your area, you can either contact your local policing team by calling 101 or you can report it online by visiting www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

Alternatively you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



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