2 Arrested In Longton Under Misuse Of Drugs Act

Two men have been arrested by police following raids on separate addresses in Longton. Officers from Longton Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU) executed the warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A 43-year-old man was arrested at an address in Rothesey Road, Longton, yesterday afternoon (thurs) after officers seized a quantity of amphetamine and cannabis vegetation.

He was questioned by officers and was given a police caution after admitting being in possession of the drugs. Officers also executed a warrant at a terraced house on Howard Walk, Longton, this morning (fri). Following a search of the property officers seized what is believed to be cannabis vegetation, with an estimated street value of £600, and electronic scales. A 19-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

He was interviewed by officers and has been bailed, pending further inquiries, until January 2010.

Inspector Elliott Sharrard-Williams, NPU Commander at Longton, said

The police pursuit of those involved in the possession and supply of controlled drugs under Operation Nemesis will continue throughout the Christmas and New Year period with the same energy it has all year. I want to send a clear message to those who use controlled drugs in the Longton and Meir areas. If you have an addiction and want help then come to the police and we will help you access treatment. If you do not and continue to use or supply controlled drugs, then expect the police to come calling – controlled drugs have no place in our community.

Anyone with information about drug use in their community is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 44 55 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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