Police raided a house in Shirley and seized a large amount of suspected class A drugs.

Posting on social media Southampton Police said: "Southampton West Neighbourhoods Officers swooped on an address after learning of someone having a go at being a pharmacist.

"Unluckily for them, they specialised in the illegal kind of drugs.

"Some officers surrounded the address as others entered. Once inside we quickly gained access to the suspects' room, surprising them with a different type of clientele to what they are used to.

"With the occupant arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply, officers completed a thorough search of the room. No stone, cushion, or sofa was left unturned.

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"Officers located the large illegal apothecary, which consisted of numerous medication pots filled with cannabis, a number of small bags containing a brown crystal substance suspected to be class A, a number of small bags containing a white powder suspected to be class A, one block of white powder suspected to be class A, approximately 500 vibrantly coloured tablets suspected to be class A, one block of black solid suspected to be class A, and evidence of drug supply such as measurement scales, small bags and medication pots.

"If you have information about drugs or any other crime, you can talk to us. Contact us through the website or 101.

"If you prefer, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously by phoning 0800 555 111.

"Please tell us so we can act. Illegal drugs hurt our communities, hurt individuals, and generate crime. This is all part of our Chief Constable's vision of relentlessly pursuing criminals."