Man arrested following series of warrants in Basingstoke this morning
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A man has been arrested today (Friday, 5 March) following a series of warrants to tackle the supply of Class A drugs across Overton and Basingstoke.
Officers from the Northern Serious and Organised Crime Unit and the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams searched four address in:
Ponds Close, Overton
Sapley Lane, Overton
Oceania Crescent, Basingstoke
Bourdillion Gardens, Basingstoke
A 54-year-old man from Overton has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He remains in custody at this time.
A quantity of Class A and Class B drugs, as well as cash, were seized during the four warrants.
Chief Inspector Matthew Reeves said: “As part of our ongoing work to tackle drug-related crime in Basingstoke, we have conducted these warrants and arrested a number of people today suspected in being involved in dealing Class A drugs.
“We want to assure the public that we take drug dealing very seriously, and are aware of the devastating impact it can have on our families and our communities.
“Drug dealing is often linked with other types of crime, hidden harm, and violent offending. We will act on intelligence and conduct these proactive response as often as we can to disrupt drug dealing in our neighbourhoods.”
Anyone who thinks they may have information on potential drug dealing, contact police by calling 101 or report online via our website www.hampshire.pnn.police.uk.