Three arrested after Southampton drug raid

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Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have executed a warrant at an address on Colewell Close this morning (October 2) and have arrested three people on suspicion drug offences.

A 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, both from Camden, London have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

A 24-year-old woman from Southampton has also been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

All three remain in police custody at this time.

This work is part of Fortress, our commitment to reducing drug-relating harm.

Fortress is working across Southampton with partners to support vulnerable people and prevent drug dealers from bringing harm to our cities.

Chief Inspector Phil Lamb said: “We hope that this reassures residents that we are committed to taking action against drug-related crime in our neighbourhoods.

“We do this with the support of the community and our partners, who all help to pass on information that allows us to build a picture of what is really going on.

“We know that drug-related crime has a serious impact on the everyday lives of people and we are working hard to make our communities safer.”

If you suspect that an address in your neighbourhood is being used for drug dealing then please call 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. All information could help us catch and convict those who deal drugs to our communities and even the smallest pieces of information can help us develop a clearer intelligence picture.