Drugs bust in Somerset
The police have been very visible of late. Whether it is the lack of traffic or because they are helping enforce the stay at home message, patrol cars are suddenly everywhere. However the business of regular police work continues.
In the early hours of Tuesday 21 April, officers pulled over a car in Kilve. They discovered what they believed to be a quantity of class A drugs in the car. Four people arrested at the scene. A 39-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug and have been released under investigation. Ronald Turner, 47, and Jaymie Martin, 29, however have been charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.
An address in Minehead was searched later that same day. Two more people, a 30-year-old man and two 39-year-old women were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. They have also been released under investigation.
Anyone who believed the court system had been suspended during the pandemic, will be pleased to see essential cases are going ahead. Yesterday (22 April) Turner and Martin appeared via a video link at Bristol Magistrates Court. They have been remanded in custody until appearing at Bristol Crown Court on 22 May.