Five ar­rested af­ter cannabis and drugs seized in po­lice raid

Llanelli Star - - NEWS - Rob Har­ries @rob­har­ries83 robert.har­[email protected]­di­ 07890 546505

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.

Pic­tures: Dyfed-Powys Po­lice

Five peo­ple have been ar­rested af­ter a quan­tity of drugs was found at a house in Llanelli.

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