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FORTRESS: Officers arrest man for drug offences and theft in Southampton

News   •   Nov 28, 2018 14:17 GMT

Officers in Southampton arrested a 51-year-old man today (Wednesday 28 November) after searching a home on Gordon Avenue.

The planned warrant was executed in the early hours of this morning. Officers seized cannabis, amphetamine, cash, mobile phones and a suspected stolen push bike.

A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug and theft. He remains in police custody at this time.


The work is part of Fortress, our response to reducing drug-related harm in Southampton through enforcement and support.

Enforcement to prevent drug dealers from bringing violence and harm to city and, offering support to vulnerable people on the periphery of crime in partnership with outreach services.

We need help and information from the community to be able to continue carry out this work. If you suspect that an address in your neighbourhood is being used for drug dealing then please call 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

All information could help us catch and convict those who deal drugs in our neighbourhoods and even the smallest pieces of information can help us develop a clearer intelligence picture.

Help and support

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, help is available from Southampton Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service. They offer a warm welcome, along with free confidential and non-judgemental service.

Services are ‘open access’ which means you can self-refer by dropping in, emailing or calling. You can also be referred by your doctor or another professional

Adults (25 years and over)
Contact DARS (Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service)

023 8071 7171
2 The Carronades
New Road
SO14 0AA


Young People (24 years or under)
Contact DASH (Drug Alcohol Support and Health)

023 8022 4224
City Centre
13 High Street
SO14 2DF