Published: May 9, 2009
Man arrested by police during new drugs raid in Highbridge

These were the scenes in Highbridge on Friday morning (May 8th) when police officers carried out a new drugs raid in the town.

Police entered a building in Church Street at 9.45am, where they seized a suspicious substance and arrested a man on suspicion of drug dealing.

Nearby residents watched on as officers took away a quantity of materials for further investigation, as pictured below.

A middle-aged man was also seen being led away in handcuffs by police officers.

Sgt Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the successful operation had been conducted as part of Burnham and Highbridge police's ongoing crackdown against drug dealing and handling in the two towns.

"Drug dealing is a concern to the community and we are therefore continuing to deal with it," he said.

Sgt Kennett confirmed: "A man has been held in custody on suspicion of supplying drugs."

Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last month how several people had been arrested in the Burnham area following a series of drugs raids.

Earlier in the year, Highbridge residents decided that tackling drug dealing should be the number one priority for police in the town, as reported here.





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