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Suspected ‘county lines’ drug dealer arrested in Bridgwater

Added on 13 April 2018 at 14:59

A 26-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply in Bridgwater.

We carried out a warrant at an address in Highbridge at 8.45am today and located a man with what is believed to be cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

PC Jennifer Atkinson said: “We think the suspect was ‘cuckooing’ the address of a drug user. The term cuckooing is where someone targets the home of a drug user or someone vulnerable, using the address to store and supply drugs.

Police officer using radio
Police officer using radio

“We were able to issue this warrant after receiving intel and would encourage anyone in the area with information to please come forward as our investigation is still ongoing.”

You can find out more about our work tackling county lines and cuckooing on the BBC Three series Drugsland. The full series is available to watch on iPlayer now.

Anyone with information about people they believe to be dealing drugs should report their suspicions online here or call the non-emergency number 101.

Or, to give information anonymously, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or make a report through their website. They never ask for your name and cannot trace your call.

If you’re concerned about a young person currently involved in or at risk of drug dealing, contact Catch22’s Dawes Unit, an independent organisation that works with young people and their families.  Find our more on their website here