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 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." 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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