Three men arrested during drug warrants in West Swindon

By Jamie Hill - 16 August 2019

Crime

Three men were arrested during two drugs warrants in West Swindon last night. (15/08)

Officers from the North Swindon Community Policing Team 2 executed the warrants in Crawford Close and Thornford Drive at approximately 10pm.

They targeted two addresses believed to be linked to the supply of drugs. 

Suspected class A and B drugs and paraphernalia were located and seized. 

Three men, aged 39, 40 and 45, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs. They were all taken to Gablecross custody and have since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Acting Sgt James Rodrigues led the operation.

He said: “Officers were acting upon community intelligence regarding drug dealing within the community. Warrants were sought and granted by the courts and executed yesterday evening with a quantity of drugs, cash and paraphernalia being located at both addresses. Subsequently three men were located and our enquiries are ongoing. In addition to this, a woman was also interviewed in connection with the offences. They all currently remain under investigation. 

“Drugs, while often seen as a victimless crime, can blight a community and it is crucial that members of the public let us know if they suspect drug activity in their neighbourhood, not just so we can target offenders, but also protect vulnerable people within our communities. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that we have a zero tolerance stance to drug dealing within our communities and I would urge anyone that has information relating to drug supply to report this to police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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