Arrest for 'drugs offences' at house at centre of major police search operation in Totton

Police at the property in Rose Road, Totton, earlier today

Police at the property in Rose Road, Totton, earlier today

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AN arrest made at the house at the centre of a major police search operation today, was for 'drugs offences', police have revealed.

Officers are currently working with specialists from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to carry out a full forensic search of the property in Rose Road, Totton, including a cellar.

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and drugs offences after police were called to the address following reports of four men acting suspiciously.

On arrival, at 11am yesterday, officers found that the men were there lawfully but remained at the scene to prevent a “breach of the peace”.

It was while they were there that they noticed some items at the property, sparking a full search of the home, including the cellar.

The cellar's restricted access and confided space required officers to call in the fire brigade to ensure it was safe for forensic teams to search.

Police have once again reassured residents that despite the large police presence over the past 24 hours, there is no threat to the public and no-one has been harmed.

Detective Sergeant Frank Nelson said: “We have reassured residents that there is no need for them to be alarmed. No-one has been harmed and there is no information or suspicion that anyone is a threat to the local community or the public at this time.

“A number of items have been seized, which are being examined by the police to see what, if any, offences have been committed.

“The search has been made difficult and time consuming due to the layout of the property.

“We understand that such a large number of police officers and vehicles can lead people to assume there is a serious, ongoing incident taking place, but that is not the case here.

“A man remains in custody and our investigation is ongoing so we cannot discuss further details at this stage. We would like to reassure residents that we will work to complete this search as swiftly as possible and return their road to normality.”

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4:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Phil76 says...

Just talking about this with the wife. I described the reporting about drugs and underground place being investigated. "Small seller?" she queried, "using kids for drugs is really bad".
Just talking about this with the wife. I described the reporting about drugs and underground place being investigated. "Small seller?" she queried, "using kids for drugs is really bad". Phil76
  • Score: 6

5:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

southy says...

And the Gas Engineer.
And the Gas Engineer. southy
  • Score: -4

5:22pm Fri 31 Jan 14

eurogordi says...

southy wrote:
And the Gas Engineer.
People have been known to sniff gas ... albeit 100 years ago!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: And the Gas Engineer.[/p][/quote]People have been known to sniff gas ... albeit 100 years ago! eurogordi
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5:43pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tiredoftiredfools says...

Who is the fat guy in the black coat going in the door - looks like a tarmaccer
Who is the fat guy in the black coat going in the door - looks like a tarmaccer tiredoftiredfools
  • Score: -10

5:43pm Fri 31 Jan 14

The Mad Dog says...

southy wrote:
And the Gas Engineer.
Perhaps, on entering the cellar a police officer smelt gas. The safest thing to do then would be to call a...................
gas engineer.

or, if the man arrested is of a dishonest disposition then there is a possibility he had bypassed the gas meter?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: And the Gas Engineer.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, on entering the cellar a police officer smelt gas. The safest thing to do then would be to call a................... gas engineer. or, if the man arrested is of a dishonest disposition then there is a possibility he had bypassed the gas meter? The Mad Dog
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tiredoftiredfools says...

who's the fat guy goin in the door - looks more like a tarmac merchant than a copper !
who's the fat guy goin in the door - looks more like a tarmac merchant than a copper ! tiredoftiredfools
  • Score: 0

6:01pm Fri 31 Jan 14

The Mad Dog says...

tiredoftiredfools wrote:
who's the fat guy goin in the door - looks more like a tarmac merchant than a copper !
He is someone you would not want to meet in his professional capacity.
[quote][p][bold]tiredoftiredfools[/bold] wrote: who's the fat guy goin in the door - looks more like a tarmac merchant than a copper ![/p][/quote]He is someone you would not want to meet in his professional capacity. The Mad Dog
  • Score: 3

6:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

forest hump says...

tiredoftiredfools wrote:
who's the fat guy goin in the door - looks more like a tarmac merchant than a copper !
Wayne Rooney?
[quote][p][bold]tiredoftiredfools[/bold] wrote: who's the fat guy goin in the door - looks more like a tarmac merchant than a copper ![/p][/quote]Wayne Rooney? forest hump
  • Score: -5

6:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Manontherun says...

That will be DS Frank Nelson from CID.... Top bloke
That will be DS Frank Nelson from CID.... Top bloke Manontherun
  • Score: 2

6:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

The Mad Dog says...

Manontherun wrote:
That will be DS Frank Nelson from CID.... Top bloke
It certainly is. Couldn't agree more.
[quote][p][bold]Manontherun[/bold] wrote: That will be DS Frank Nelson from CID.... Top bloke[/p][/quote]It certainly is. Couldn't agree more. The Mad Dog
  • Score: 0

10:50pm Fri 31 Jan 14

southy says...

The Mad Dog wrote:
southy wrote:
And the Gas Engineer.
Perhaps, on entering the cellar a police officer smelt gas. The safest thing to do then would be to call a...................

gas engineer.

or, if the man arrested is of a dishonest disposition then there is a possibility he had bypassed the gas meter?
That,s what I was thinking, but it also might of been some one with gas detections like the type you use before entering a pit, to make sire there no build up of co2 or methane
[quote][p][bold]The Mad Dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: And the Gas Engineer.[/p][/quote]Perhaps, on entering the cellar a police officer smelt gas. The safest thing to do then would be to call a................... gas engineer. or, if the man arrested is of a dishonest disposition then there is a possibility he had bypassed the gas meter?[/p][/quote]That,s what I was thinking, but it also might of been some one with gas detections like the type you use before entering a pit, to make sire there no build up of co2 or methane southy
  • Score: -4

1:39am Sat 1 Feb 14

andysaints007 says...

tiredoftiredfools wrote:
Who is the fat guy in the black coat going in the door - looks like a tarmaccer
It's your boyfriend wearing the coat you got him for xmas - you got a short memory!
[quote][p][bold]tiredoftiredfools[/bold] wrote: Who is the fat guy in the black coat going in the door - looks like a tarmaccer[/p][/quote]It's your boyfriend wearing the coat you got him for xmas - you got a short memory! andysaints007
  • Score: 0

10:55pm Mon 3 Feb 14

ratface75 says...

Sex Dungeon, police havin trouble findin the stolen items owners, so if your vibrater is no where to be seen chances are the police have it, they've sealed the house up??????? lol I bet they have!!!!!!!!
Sex Dungeon, police havin trouble findin the stolen items owners, so if your vibrater is no where to be seen chances are the police have it, they've sealed the house up??????? lol I bet they have!!!!!!!! ratface75
  • Score: 0

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