Yeovil Drugs bust
For some time officers at Avon & Somerset Police have been running Operation remedy. This is an attempt to disrupt and dismantle county lines drugs dealing. They also target burglary and knife crime that is often associated with drug dealing.
Their latest success targeted a property in Orchard Street, Yeovil. Following loads of complaints from local residents officers from Operation Remedy got a warrant to search the property. The volume of those complaints have been building for several weeks. Residents suspected that the property was being used for dealing drugs.
On Tuesday this week (15 September) They attempted to execute that warrant. Officers working with Neighbourhood and Operational Support Teams attempted to gain entry. Only to be confronted with a heavily barricaded door. Eventually they used a chainsaw to get in.
Inside they found several people, drugs, cash and an uninsured vehicle. The property has now been boarded up.
Speaking after the completion of the police action, Detective Inspector Scott Chadwick, from Operation Remedy, told us “This is an excellent example of how intelligence from the local community can help us to take action to disrupt county lines drug dealing. While no arrests were made on this occasion, the search has provided us with further intelligence to help us with our ongoing activity to tackle this issue in Yeovil and the wider area. We hope the action taken, with the support of uniformed and plain clothes officers, helps to reassure the public that we take this matter seriously.”