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Sixteen more men have been charged with drug offences as part of an on-going investigation in Bristol.
The men were arrested during a second consecutive day of dawn raids following a six-month investigation into the supply of drugs in the city.
All 16 men are due to appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court.
Those charged and their charges are:
- Devon Sawyers, 51, of Morton Street, Lawrence Hill - six counts of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis)
- Steven Fudge, 46, of Southlands, Bath - two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin)
- Odeen Inling, 22, of Haltson Drive, St Paul's - one count of offering supply a Class A drug (heroin) and three counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Darryl Thomas, 40, of Goodhind Street, Easton - two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin)
- 17-year-old boy from Bristol - three counts of supplying a Class A drug (cocaine)
- Montel Edwards, 19, of Essery Road, Easton - six counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Wayne Jones, 42, of Badminton Road, St Paul's - one count of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis)
- Ira Tyler, 42, of Mina Road, St Werburghs - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Sharmarke Haybe, 22, of Payne Drive, Easton - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Ricky Passco, 25, of High Street, Easton - six counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Montell Holver, 19, Rousham Road, Eastville - 16 counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Jerhyse Jones, 23, of Wilder Street, St Paul's - 14 counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Morgan Morrison, 44, of no fixed abode - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Nicholas McClean, 26, of Chaplin Road, Easton - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Geele Egal, 19, of St Mark's Road, Easton - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
- Romario Archer, 20, of Mary Carpenter Place, St Werburghs - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
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A Bristol charity that helps people overcome drug and alcohol addiction is to close because it can't get any funding.
Hawkspring has struggled since Bristol City Council stopped giving grants to smaller charities in 2013. Its closure will mean an end to support for people like Karen. Her mother says the charity saved her life.
4 men from Weston-super-Mare have been jailed for a total of 33 years after admitting producing and dealing drugs.
Stephen Bailey, 45; Garry Parkinson, 49; Shaun Smith, 49 and Simon Kellaway, 38 were jailed for conspiracy to supply 56kgs of class A and B drugs which had an estimated street value of £1.55m.
They were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court yesterday.
Controlled drugs have always been something that we take seriously in North Somerset. Many residents have seen the negative impact drugs can have on the community such as anti-social behaviour, violence and criminal damage caused by people under the influence of drugs, or crimes carried out to fund their drug use.
Our commitment and the court result will reassure people – especially those living in Weston-super-Mare that we will pursue those intent on following a life of illegal drug activity and bring them before the courts.
The court decision and hefty jail sentence should have a positive impact but we refuse to be complacent and will remain focused and committed to working with Zephyr and other multi agency partners to disrupt, dismantle and destroy organised drug groups in North Somerset, which can have such a negative impact on our communities
Police have confirmed that a man who was taken ill after taking drugs at Glastonbury Festival has died.
The 26-year-old was taken to hospital after a suspected reaction to the class B drug ketamine. Officers say his family has been informed.
Police have arrested eight people for drugs offences after raids on homes in Bristol.
5 people are still in custody after the searches yesterday in homes in Staple Hill, Fishponds and Kingswood.
Police believe they have seized around £5,000 pounds worth of heroin and crack cocaine.
Seven men who were part of an organised crime group in Swindon have been sentenced to a total of more than 40 years in prison, for conspiring to supply cocaine in the town.
The men were arrested after a lengthy police investigation in which officers seized drugs worth £6 million
Tanya Mercer reports:
Two teenagers are still in intensive care and four others in hospital after becoming seriously ill from taking drugs.
They started fitting and hallucinating at a house in Glastonbury after taking 2CB, a drug similar to ecstasy.
The teenagers were helped by their friend Jai Woods who hadn't taken the drug. Jai's mother, Kate, says her son is a hero: