after drugs raids in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
series of drugs raids in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge over the
past week has resulted in a number of arrests by police.
Officers have searched ten addresses over the past week and
seized a variety of drugs, including cannabis and amphetamine.
At one Burnham address, a woman was arrested, and later charged,
for possession of drugs and an assault on an officer. A 19 year-old
woman will appear at Taunton Deane Magistrates Court on March
At a nearby address in Highbridge, two men were arrested and
one cautioned for possession of amphetamine.
Two men in Highbridge Quay were also cautioned for possession
of cannabis, while a third man was arrested for possession with
intent to supply drugs.
police are also appealing to the public for information about
anyone who has been living at an abandoned house at 6 South Street,
Burnham, where cannabis had been cultivated. They would like the
owner of the property to contact PC Tracey Stiles at Burnham Police
Station via the force's 101 number.
Burnham Police's Sgt Ian Kennett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
communities are still telling me that they want the police to
target the misuse of drugs and these raids are a part of our response.
We have found more than 10 cannabis cultivation sites in the past
year in the local area."
The town centre beat team has also begun carrying out drug testing
of customers entering licensed premises in an effort to reduce
drug use in the town. It is supported by the licensees and the
operation will continue throughout the spring and summer.