Arrests in Swindon following drugs warrants

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Three people have been arrested following drugs' warrants carried out at addresses in Swindon. 

On Thursday 9 July, our Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a warrant at one premises on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate; a 27-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs, a 17-year-old local boy was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs and a 34-year-old woman from Tidworth was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs. 

All three have now been released under investigation while our enquiries continue. 

One the same day, a second warrant was carried out by officers at an address in Upper Stratton but no-one was at the property at the time. 

Sgt Richard Tottle said:  "These warrants are an excellent example of intelligence led proactive policing.
"Members of the public coming forward to assist us in the first instance leads to action of this nature. 
"Your information is vital to help us in our work to stop drug dealing in our town.  
"Even if you think the information you have may be very minor, it is always worth reporting as it could be the missing piece in a bigger jigsaw which could help us disrupt a major chain of drug supply or it may help us identify a vulnerable person who may be being exploited.
"To report drug dealing in your local community or to let us know about any suspicious behaviour you may believe is drug dealing call us on 101 or visit our website" 

You can also report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Do you suspect someone of dealing drugs in your neighbourhood?

Signs can include:
• An unusual number of people visiting 24/7
• Drugs paraphernalia left outside
• Tenants/home owners having an unusually lavish lifestyle.

What to do if you find drugs paraphernalia such as syringes and needles.

If you find drugs paraphernalia, call your council who'll arrange for a safe clean up. For your safety please do not touch anything you find, as it could be dangerous. Make a note of its location and report it immediately.

Signs that a cannabis factory may be in operation in your neighbourhood include:

• Lights left on all day and night
• Curtains constantly drawn or windows blacked out
• Strong pungent smell and high humidity in the property
• Different people, coming and going at strange times
• Visits by people for short periods
• Venting protruding from the roof and the constant sound of cooling fans.
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