8th April 2020

Man (17) arrested after police seize cannabis from Bridgwater property

Avon and Somerset Police carried out a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in the Newtown area of Bridgwater yesterday, 30th July at 10am.

Officers from the Bridgwater Team seized cannabis from a residential property and arrested a 17 year-old man on suspicion of possession with the intent to supply a class B drug.

Officers and PD Buddy, one of their drugs dogs, searched the property following information from the public about suspected drug-dealing at the address.

Buddy located the suspected cannabis and officers seized drugs, phones and a laptop as part of the investigation. The 17 year-old was taken to Bridgwater custody pending further investigation.

PCSOs from the local Beat Team carried their reassurance patrols, delivering letters to local residents explaining what the police activity had entailed.

PC Richard Smith from the Bridgwater Town Centre Team said:

“We received information from the community about drug-dealing in the area. I hope our activities yesterday reassure local residents that we do listen and we do take action.

“We won’t tolerate drug dealing and the anti-social behaviour that often accompanies it. It has a negative impact on the quality of life for the wider community. We have had lots of positive feedback from the public praising us for the action we took yesterday.”

If you have information about suspected drug-dealing or any other criminal activity in your area, you can contact police via their website www.avonandsomerset.police.uk or you can call them on 101. Alternatively you can call the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 they never take your name or trace your call.