St George home among those raided as suspected cocaine, cannabis and spice seized by police
HOMES in St George and Lawrence Hill were among those raided during a police “day of action” on drug crime.
Neighbourhood officers have seized suspected cocaine, cannabis and spice during the operation on Friday, which also targeted addresses in Easton and included “targeted patrols to disrupt on-street drug dealing and engage with local residents”.
Avon and Somerset police said four people were arrested: one man who was found with suspected Class A illegal drugs after police saw “suspicious activity” in St Paul’s, and two men and a woman arrested during two separate raids which uncovered cocaine and cannabis. All have now been released under investigation.
Another man was “voluntarily interviewed” after the psychoactive synthetic drug spice was found following a search of his home.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Green said: “Despite the current health crisis we’re carrying on with our work to reduce the impact on our communities of drug dealing and the crime and anti-social behaviour that goes with it.
“By seizing suspected cocaine and other drugs as well as a large amount of cash, we’ve disrupted drug supply in the city, even if we’re not yet ready to charge suspects.
“We’re now carrying our forensic examinations and making other enquiries to build strong cases to put before the courts.”
Anyone with information about drug crime in their area can call their neighbourhood policing team on 101 or get in touch online. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Support on helping someone using drugs can be found on the Bristol City Council website.