March 5, 2011
and drugs seized by Burnham and Highbridge police
Swords, knives, imitation guns and around £5,000 of
drugs were seized by police in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge during
a series of drugs raids on Friday (March 4th).
intelligence from the local community, officers in Highbridge
carried out two misuse of drugs act warrants and made several
The first warrant was executed in Market Street (pictured right)
where three youths were arrested and later bailed for possession
of cannabis offences.
A thorough search of the address produced a significant quantity
of cocaine, cannabis and a large amount of cash.
"Also seized were various imitation firearms including hand
guns, shot guns and gas-powered weapons along with swords, knives
and nun chucks," Sgt Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Ryan Dinham is currently investigating the offences and two local
men who live at the address were arrested in connection with drug
A second drugs warrant at an address on Burnham's seafront also
took place on Friday evening.
"A significant amount of cannabis was seized there, along
with a substantial amount of cash. A local man has been arrested
on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and is currently
Sgt Ian Kennett added: "At a very conservative estimate we
have taken well over £5,000 worth of drugs off our streets
today, together with a number of dangerous weapons and are determined
to make our streets safer."
Dinham added that drug dealing in Burnham and Highbridge would
not be tolerated.
"Deal in our town and we will get to know about it and you
can guarantee to expect us at your door at any time of the week,
day or night," he said.
He thanked the local community for their continued support.
Ten people have been arrested in Burnham-On-Sea as part of the
police's Operation Globe operation to disrupt drug production
and supply since the start of the year.
Residents with information regarding criminal activity can call
Burnham Police Station via 0845 456 7000 or anonymously via Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.