Drugs seized in Gorleston raids

POLICE have been cracking down on drugs in Gorleston after swooping on three homes.

Officers from the safer neighbourhood team raided properties in Blackwall Reach, Nelson Road and Church Road and seized drugs and growing paraphernalia in the searches.

The team had gathered intelligence from the community before executing the warrants.

The first raid, on Saturday August 11, was at a home in Blackwall Reach. A small bag of herbal cannabis was seized and a 31 year old man was issued with an �80 penalty for possession of the drug.

In the second search, at around 8am on Wednesday, September 12, the team found ten cannabis plants growing in the loft of a home in Nelson Road. They also found growing equipment, which was seized along with the plants.

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Officers cautioned a 49 year old woman after she admitted growing the plants.

In the most recent raid on September 14, the team searched a home in Church Road. A number of plants were found in the back garden of the property and herbal cannabis and growing paraphernalia were seized. Enquiries are ongoing into this find.

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The team continues to tackle a range of issues, including the production and supply of drugs, and members are asking anyone who would like to pass on information or talk to the team to call them on 101.

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