Police have thanked members of the public for their help after arresting six people during a drugs raid in the Stroud and Dursley areas of Gloucestershire this morning (Thursday July 12th).
Today’s operation was part of our wider work to tackle drugs and firearms offences and to ensure that those involved in illegal activity are put before the courts. We are very grateful for the support of the local community this morning and hope that our actions today reflect the Constabulary’s commitment to combat these offences and keep the county’s streets safe.
– Chief Inspector Andy Wasley
The police are encouraging residents to continue to come forward with information about the use or supply of illegal drugs. People can contact police by dialling 101 or pass on information via Crimestoppers.
A 17-year-old girl was among six people arrested on drugs offences during police raids across Gloucestershire this morning. The teenager and five men, who are all from the Dursley and Stroud areas of the county, remain in police custody.
Firearms officers and specially trained dogs were involved in the search, which uncovered what is believed to be both class A and class B drugs and around £3,500 in cash from a number of addresses. Replica firearms and other replica weapons were also seized from one property.
Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire forces have been involved in dawn raids. Cash and quantities of suspected drugs have been seized. Detective Inspector Craig Holden from Avon & Somerset Police was pleased with the outcome of the raids:
13 homes were raided by police in Gloucestershire as part of an ongoing drug busting operation. 15 thousand pounds has been seized along with substances and plants believed to be cannabis. It was part of 'Operation Zephyr' - a five force police team tackling organised crime in the South West.