Three people were arrested following the execution of a proactive drugs warrant in Chaffinch Close, Totton yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 18 October).
A 42-year-old man and 38-year-old woman, both from Totton, and a 42-year-old man from Marchwood, were all arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.
Suspected Class A drugs, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia were among the items seized during the warrant.
The warrant, which took place at 2.30pm yesterday, was led by officers from Totton Neighbourhood Policing Team, and supported by method of entry officers and a dog unit.
Those arrested were released from custody earlier today (Thursday 19 October) and remain under investigation, pending further enquiries.
New Forest East Inspector, Linda Davies said: “What we saw yesterday was an example of exceptional local policing. This was a really positive operation by our teams and certainly won’t be our last.
“We have taken more illegal drugs off the streets and will continue to deal with those dealing, possessing and using illegal drugs.
“Drug-related activity will not be tolerated in our communities. Warrants, such as this one, are just one of the ways we can tackle the problem.
“We will continue to relentlessly pursue and deal with those who are causing harm in our towns.
“As we always say, we can only do what we do with the support and help of the community itself.
“The information we receive from the public is vital to us being able to carry out warrants and tackle illegal activity across Totton and the New Forest.
“Please continue to let us know of drug-related activity in the area in which you live, so we can allocate our resources to effectively and robustly deal with it.”
If you witness any suspicious or illegal activity where you live, please report this to us by calling 101, visiting the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website, or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.
Those arrested were released from custody earlier this morning and remain under investigation, pending further enquiries.