Two arrested following execution of warrants in Eastleigh
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Officers have sent out yet another clear message that drug-related activity will not be tolerated in our communities.
Yesterday morning (Tuesday 28 November), shortly before 7am, two drugs warrants were executed at addresses in Devon Drive and Weston Way, Eastleigh.
Entry was forced at the Weston Way property and a 33-year-old Eastleigh man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug and possession of a Class B drug.
Suspected Class A drugs were seized from the address, along with mobile phones and drug paraphernalia.
The warrant at Devon Drive was executed without the need for any forced entry.
A 17-year-old boy, from Eastleigh, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.
Further mobile phones and drug paraphernalia were seized from the property.
The 17-year-old boy has since been released under investigation, while the 33-year-old man has been released on conditional bail, pending further enquiries.
Reflecting on the warrants, Detective Constable Donna Russell, said: “This was a big joint-effort involving the Neighbourhood Policing Team, Criminal Investigation Department, dog handlers and police dogs, Neighbourhood Enforcement Team, drone units and Priority Crime Team.
“It’s been another great example of how all units can work effectively together to tackling drug-related activity in our communities.
“Anyone who has any information about drug dealing in their neighbourhood can contact us on 101, or report online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website, always calling 999 in an emergency.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”