arrests in police crackdown on drugs in Burnham and Highbridge
have made three arrests in a crackdown on drug crime in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge over the past week as residents have urged officers
to keep drug crime as their top priority.
the latest police operation, a man was arrested for cultivation
of cannabis at his home in Somerset Way, Highbridge.
second man was also held following a separate drugs raid at a
home on the town's Morland estate.
in Burnham, police swooped on a flat on The Esplanade, seizing
a cannabis growing setup of five plants.
man has also been charged with possession of cannabis at a house
in Raleigh Gardens, Burnham.
arrests come after residents urged police to keep up the pressure
on drug crime at a quarterly 'Have Your Say' police community
meeting held in Highbridge last week. Residents decided that drug
crime should be the main priority for police in the town over
the coming three months.
Ian Kennett from Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Residents
have given us a very clear message that they won't tolerate drugs
and they want us to continue targeting drug crime. This will be
our priority in the next quarter."