Police carry out a week-long drugs crackdown in Andover

Police seize thousands of pounds-worth of drugs in house raids

Police seize thousands of pounds-worth of drugs in house raids

Police seize thousands of pounds-worth of drugs in house raids

The Andover Safer Neighbourhoods team gave anti-drugs advice to schools and colleges

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A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was among those arrested as police seized more than £5,000-worth of drugs during a series of house raids in Hampshire.

Hampshire police issued a week-long crack down on drugs and uncovered £3,500-worth of heroin, £1,000-worth of cannabis, and £600-worth of cocaine during the searches.

A total of five arrests were made on suspicion of drugs offences - including a 14-year-old boy.

The raids were part of the force's Operation Fortress crackdown on drugs supply and possession.

More than 50 stop searches during the week and issued seven cannabis street warnings.

The raids took place between Monday and Thursday this week in Andover.

Warrants were exeuted at addresses in Camelot Close, Genoa Court and Woodcutters Court.

A 35-year-old woman from Andover was arrested on suspicion of possession to supply Class B drugs.

She has been bailed pending further enquiries until June 17.

A 14-year-old boy from Andover was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled Class A drug.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries until June 17.

Police arrested two 21-year-old men from Andover were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug.

They have been bailed pending further enquiries until May 21.

A 16-year-old boy, from London, was charged with posession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

He will appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Officers also visited schools and colleges in the area to talk about the dangers of drugs and how to spot if their friends or family are in need of help.

Numerous people were referred to support services during the week in the hope of providing them with the help and support they need to escape alcohol and drug misuse.

Sgt John Smith, from the Andover Safer Neighbourhoods team, said: "Operation Fortress is a campaign with police and other agencies to find long term solutions to restricting the supply of drugs, reducing demand and rebuilding communities.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who is concerned about illegal drugs or drug-related crime in their neighbourhood.

"The support we receive from local people is vital in helping us make our communities safer and every piece of information is greatly appreciated."

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4:02pm Fri 28 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Good but doesn't seem a big return for a whole weeks effort.
Good but doesn't seem a big return for a whole weeks effort. OSPREYSAINT
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