keep up drugs fight as Highbridge residents make it top priority
drugs has this week been voted as the top priority for Highbridge
police over the next three months.
the quarterly 'Have Your Say' meeting last night (Thursday, April
18th), residents picked the concerns they feel need the most attention.
Anti-social behaviour and parking issues were discussed - but
the continuing crackdown on drug dealing was chosen as the sole
Ian Kennett said police would "keep up the pressure on those
that deal with drugs in the town for as long as the community
the meeting, he outlined several of the police's recent successes
in tackling drug crime since the start of the year.
include two cannabis cultivation set-ups at houses in Bristol
Road, Highbridge where over 40 plants have been seized and two
large cocaine seizure was also made on Highbridge's Poplar Estate
recently and the offender is being charged with a dealing offence
in late April.
cannabis warrant at a property in West Huntspill also led to a
search of an address at Highbridge Quay where cannabis was seized
and two men summonsed.
last month's Sedgemoor 'Day Of Action', eight premises were also
searched in Burnham and Highbridge and seven offenders were identified.
Other seizures have been been made in Mark, Berrow and Axbridge.
Kennett adedd that 21 other seizures have been made during stop
checks and intelligence since February 1st.
Top, residents at Highbridge's 'Have Your Say' meeting on Thursday
evening and, above, one of the cannabis farms found