Five arrested after cannabis and drugs seized in police raid
THREE men and two women were arrested following the discovery of dozens of cannabis plants and a large quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs during a raid on a house in Llanelli.
Police officers in the area were acting on intelligence when they entered a property in New Road on the outskirts of the town centre shortly after 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.
A drugs warrant was executed and police found drugs and drugs paraphernalia inside.
In total, 280g of white powder and 41 cannabis plants were seized.
A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “A misuse of drugs act warrant was carried out at a property on New Road, Llanelli, yesterday (Tuesday, April 23).
“41 cannabis plants and 280g of white powder, suspected to be class A drugs, were seized along with other drugs paraphernalia as evidence.”
Three men, aged 22, 25 and 26, and two women, aged 48 and 26, all of New Road, Llanelli, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs in connection with the raid.
All five were later released under investigation.
Carmarthenshire councillor John Jenkins, who represents the area where the raid happened, commended the police on their efforts.
“I congratulate Dyfed-Powys Police on acting so swiftly on intelligence to carry out this raid and finding this large amount of Class A drugs, and also a veritable cannabis factory.
“Swift, decisive action to stem the supply of drugs onto our streets like this is half of what is needed to try and make inroads into tackling this problem.
“Strong, harsh sentences from the criminal justice system to show there is zero tolerance for those that seek to spread this evil on to our streets is the other.
“I hope anyone found guilty of exploiting the vulnerable with this drug menace should be treated with as severely as the law allows.”
Police continue to encourage people to report any suspicions or concerns they may have about the use and sale of drugs in their communities.
Anyone with concerns can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Five people have been arrested after a quantity of drugs was found at a house in Llanelli.