Brighton and Hove could become the first place in the country to provide rooms where people would be able to use drugs safely.
A Surrey man has been jailed for five years after admitting heroin smuggling into Dover.
Members of an organised drugs ring who were supplying cocaine across the Canterbury and South Coast area have been jailed today.
A man from Chatham has been jailed for pawning family war medals and stealing nearly £9,000 from his deceased mother’s account to fund his drug habit.
29-year-old Brendan Cameron admitted to charges of theft, fraud and possession of crack cocaine, cannabis and heroin at Medway Magistrates’ Court on 2nd September.
He was sentenced yesterday at Maidstone Crown Court to 10 months in prison.
Cameron pawned a naval medal from WWI and another medal from WWII for £522.
A debit card owned by his mother and his grandmother was also stolen and £8,774 withdrawn.
He later admitted that he had withdrawn the cash from the account over a three-week period to fund his drug habit.
– PC Neil Bowdery, Investigating officer
His actions following the death of his mother were nothing short of disgraceful with no consideration for the impact it would have on an already grieving family.
I hope this sentence will give him an opportunity to reflect on the depths that he has sunk to in committing these terrible crimes.
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Operation Fortress in Southampton this morning saw a total of 19 people arrested.
Two women and 17 men were all arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.
Police have recovered a quantity of drugs but investigations and tests are still on going.
Police this morning have carried out a series of drugs raids in Southampton.
They were planned as part of Hampshire Constabulary's Operation Fortress, their campaign to reduce the number of drug-related violence in the city.
A number of people were arrested at the 19 locations including:
- Chandos House
- Millbank Avenue
- Adelaide Road
- Commericial Road
- Cranbury Avenue
- James Weld Close
- Golden Grove
- Pointout Close
- Rampart House
- Southampton Street
- Edelvale Road
- Denzil Avenue
- Argyle Road
- Oxford Street
- Millbank House
- Devon Drive, Eastleigh
Border Force officers are investigating after they seized approximately 47 kilos of cocaine from a cargo ship at Dover on Sunday 8 September. The drugs are being examined but it's believed once cut and sold on the streets they could have had a potential value running into millions of pounds.
Officers from Border Force’s national deep rummage team found the drugs when they searched the hold of the MV Lady Korcula which was carrying bananas from Ecuador.
Two men, Carlos Aurelio Martinez Ponguillo and Fausto Humberto Flores Novoa, both from Ecuador appeared at Canterbury Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 10 September.
Both pleaded not guilty, were remanded in custody and will next appear at Canterbury Crown court on 30 September.
Four people have been arrested following an early morning raid by police investigating Class A drugs in Maidstone.
At around 6am on 21st August officers forced entry to a property in Callisto Court in Maidstone.
Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin.
Officers seized items including suspected heroin, scales and mobile phones.
The detainees were later released on bail until 28th October.
– Nicola Brown, Det Cons from Kent Police
When we carry out raids like this it is not just about the initial result. We have arrested four people and seized drugs, but the knock-on effect is that it reduces anti-social behaviour, it stops drugs being sold on the streets of Kent and it disrupts illegal activity. Anyone who suspects that drug offences are taking place should report it to us, and be reassured that we will investigate thoroughly."
Hampshire Police, who have issued an urgent warning about 'legal high' drugs, say there have been two deaths since 2012. A 17-year-old Southampton youth is being treated at Southampton General Hospital’s intensive care unit after taking a ‘legal high’ drug he bought on the internet.
A 19-year-old Chandler's Ford man died. A 33-year-old Andover man also died after taking AMT.
A 17-year-old Southampton youth is being treated at Southampton General Hospital’s intensive care unit after taking a ‘legal high’ drug he bought on the internet. The boy’s mother phoned an ambulance after finding him in his bedroom.
He had taken Alpha Methyltryptamine (AMT) which had been ordered from Holland. His condition remains life-threatening.
Police said: “People who state they have a strong view about not taking controlled drugs are importing and purchasing drugs which they read online are a substitute for controlled drugs. People incorrectly believe that these ‘legal highs’ are safe and appropriate alternatives to street drugs."