Morning drug raids see four arrested in Cobholm

PUBLISHED: 12:39 20 September 2012

Police carried out drug raids on four houses in Cobholm.

Police carried out drug raids on four houses in Cobholm.

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Drugs were seized and arrests made as Great Yarmouth’s elite Pro-active policing unit carried out warrants in Cobholm yesterday morning.

"This work will continue."

Inspector Nathan Clark

Four people were arrested as police swooped in morning raids on four addresses in Cobholm.

Men aged 18, 21 and 31 and a 30-year-old woman were arrested for various drug offences after officers carried out two raids at Beavans Court, one at Mill Lane and one at High Mill Road - detaining one person at each of the addresses.

At Beavans Court, 18-year-old Liam Whittle was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis after a small amount of the drug was found. He has now been charged with possession and is due to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 3.

At another address in Beavans Court a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis after four plants and small bags of the drug were discovered. He has now been cautioned for producing cannabis and possession after admitting growing the plants.

At Mill Lane a 21-year-old man was arrested for possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of a weapon, after a CS spray cannister was found at the property, which discharges a noxious gas. He was taken into custody at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre, interviewed by officers and has now been bailed to return to police on October 26.

Police seized a bag of white tablets from a house at High Mill Road, arresting a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of possession of a class A drug as well as cultivation of cannabis after four cannabis plants were also found in the back garden of the property. She was interviewed and has now been bailed to return to police on October 27, pending further enquiries.

Police have chosen not to name three of the suspects as they are not currently facing court.

Inspector Nathan Clark, who oversees policing in the Cobholm area and led the morning raids, said officers would continue to target those suspected to be involved in the production and supply of drugs.

Insp Clark said: “We receive information about the supply of drugs from many sources, including the public, and will aim to carry out warrants where there is evidence of offences being committed.

“Officers from the Cobholm & Southtown Safer Neighbourhood Team have conducted house to house visits in the area to give residents the opportunity to raise community concerns about drugs misuse and anti-social behaviour and this work will continue.”

Anyone with information about the production or supply of drugs can call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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