Avon and Somerset Constabulary Press Release:
Our work to reduce the harm caused by drugs in the communities of east Bristol continues, with seven arrests and the seizure of class A drugs, cash and phones by officers working in Easton and Montpelier.
The first arrest of the day on Tuesday (April 24) was made by officers carrying out a warrant at a property on Daisy Road in Easton, where a small cannabis grow was discovered along with £2000 in cash. A 36-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs. The woman has been released without charge and the man has been released under investigation whilst we carry out our enquiries.
A short while later officers on patrol on Stapleton Road witnessed two men making an exchange with drug users, then getting into a taxi, which the officers followed and stopped. The driver, aged 31 from St Paul’s and the two men, aged 19 and 18 from Stapleton and St Paul’s were arrested after two packages of suspected Class A drugs were found, as well as several phones and cash.
Later in the day officers received intelligence that a 25-year-old man from Montpelier, known to police was dealing outside his home on Gwyn Street. Officers arrived at the scene and arrested him on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. A search by officers at the suspect’s home a short while later led to the discovery of suspected class A drugs in a storage cupboard along with a number of suspected drugs wraps hidden in the garden.
In a later incident, officers witnessed a drug exchange on Brigstock Road, Montpelier. The suspect fled and fought with officers who arrested him on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs a short distance away on Hepburn Road. The 22-year-old man from St Paul’s has been released under investigation whilst we carry out enquiries.
Easton Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Green said: “These arrests were made after we received intelligence on suspicious activity in the area. Dealing drugs in the street in the middle of the day is just not acceptable and isn’t something communities, should have to deal with. We will keep running these operations and acting on the information we’re receiving to keep the pressure high.
“It’s really important that anyone with information gets in touch with us so we can help to reduce the harm caused by drugs in local communities.”
Anyone with information about people they believe to be dealing drugs should report their suspicions to the police at https://www.avonandsomerset.
Or, to give information anonymously, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through their website, www.crimestoppers-uk.org they never ask for your name and cannot trace your call.