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Drug arrests made as part of operation in Andover

News   •   Oct 16, 2018 15:22 BST

Five people were arrested as part of an operation targeting Class A drugs supply in Andover.

The arrests were made on Wednesday 10 October as part of the national week of action on County Lines.

Officers from Andover’s Neighbourhood Policing Team forced entry to an address in Landseer Court, after noticing suspicious activity.

Suspected Class A drugs and phones were seized.

The five people who were arrested at the address were:

  • A 44-year-old man from Andover, arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A
  • A 15-year-old girl from Essex, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug
  •  A 16-year-old girl from Essex, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug
  •  A 19-year-old man from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, arrested on suspicion of being concerned the in supply of a Class A drug
  •  A 16-year-old boy from Essex, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

All five people were released from custody but remain under investigation. Our enquiries continue.

Anyone with information on this incident should call police on 101, quoting 44180381708.

County Lines

County lines is the name given to urban drug dealers expanding their activities into smaller towns and rural areas.

Supply gangs are responsible for high levels of violence in addition to the exploitation of often vulnerable people including children.

Inspector Chris Taylor said: “Class A drugs can devastate the lives of users, their friends and families and the wider community.

“Our neighbourhood officers will continue to make Andover a hostile place for drug dealers.

“I want to thank the community for their continued support, and would encourage them to report drug-related activity to us on 101, or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Any information we receive helps us build a better picture of what is going on and allows us to take action.”