Added on 09 July 2018 at 14:42
Our work to reduce the harm caused by drugs in the communities of south Bristol has been continuing over recent weeks, with five arrests and thousands of pounds worth of suspected class A drugs seized and taken off the streets.
On 28th June, we received reports about a suspicious vehicle at Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Knowle. Officers stopped the vehicle, searched the occupant and found a large amount of cash and suspected class A drugs. We later searched a property in Knowle and discovered suspected class A drugs worth around £20,000. A 36-year-old man from Queenshill Road was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and has since been released under investigation.
The following day, we stopped a car on Gatcombe Road in Hartcliffe having received reports that it was acting suspiciously. A 22-year-old man from Sherrin Way in Withywood was stopped and searched and found to be in possession of a number of wraps of suspected Class A drugs. He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and has also been released under investigation whilst our enquiries continue.
Last Wednesday, 4th July, officers responded to information that a man was acting suspiciously in Maynard Road in Hartcliffe. He was stopped and searched and found to be in possession of approximately 60 wraps of suspected Class A drugs. The 19-year-old from Greenditch Avenue in Hartcliffe was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was later released under investigation.
The next day, a member of the public reported that they had seen a vehicle involved in what they suspected was a drug deal in the Brislington area of Bristol. Officers carried out a targeted patrol of the area and tracked the car to St Annes Park. A search of the car found suspected class A drugs to the value of approximately £1000. An 18-year-old man from St Annes and a 19-year-old man from Wooton-under-Edge were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Both have since been released under investigation.
Hartcliffe Beat Manager PC Richard Jeffery said: “All of these arrests and drugs seizures were the direct result of local people giving us information about suspicious activity in their area and show that we act on information from the public as quickly as possible."
“Local people quite rightly do not want drug dealing in their community and we appreciate and need their support in helping us to crack down on it. If you see something suspicious please report it, either to us, or anonymously through Crimestoppers.”
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