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Reports lead to arrests and seizure of drugs

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We’re responding to community reports of on-street drug dealing in Easton, Bristol, with proactive patrols, which have already led to three arrests.

In total neighbourhood officers seized more than 150 wraps of suspected heroin and crack cocaine, as well as cash and an 18-inch knife, on Monday 18 September.

An 18-year-old man was charged with possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine. He appeared before Bristol Magistrates and was released on bail with conditions to live at an address outside the Avon and Somerset policing area and not to come to Bristol pending a Crown Court hearing on 18 October.

Another man aged 18, arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, was released on bail while enquiries continue. He has conditions not to come to areas of Bristol where drug dealing has been reported.

A boy, 17, who was also arrested for drug offences, was released under investigation pending further enquiries and signposted to support services.

If you or someone you know is affected by drug misuse you can find details of support services on the Bristol City Council website.

Your information is very important to help us continue to target drug dealers and tackle the associated crime and disorder which can blight our communities. You can tell us about drug crime on our website.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.