May 14, 2011
Man arrested after police execute drugs raid in Highbridge
swooped on a property in Highbridge on Friday evening (May 13th)
where they seized a quantity of suspected cannabis and arrested
The search warrant was executed at the same address in Market
Street where four people were arrested earlier this year.
The police team at Burnham were supported by local Special Constables
in the raid. Jacob Monaghan, 21, was arrested and charged with
possession of cannabis.
Police also executed another drugs warrant in Lympsham on Friday
evening where a cannabis cultivation set-up was removed and destroyed
and a large quantity of cannabis was seized. Police are making
further enquiries to arrest a local man.
this week, four men from Highbridge answered police bail and were
charged with a variety of class A and B drug offences following
a drugs warrant in Market Street, Highbridge on March 4th.
Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The message is clear.
Our local communities have told us that they don't want drug dealing
in their town and we are committed to tackling this issue."
"Illegal drugs wrecks peoples lives and drug taking leads
to crimes being committed to finance addictions."
"This is the third positive warrant we have executed at
the same premises in the last year and we will continue to take
positive action whenever there is the intelligence to do so."
"I am grateful for the support of the community in helping
to make Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge safer places."