Two people have been arrested and suspected class A drugs seized following a police raid at a property in Cliftonville.
Kent Police officers attended a flat in Godwin Road yesterday evening (November 16) following suspicions the property was being used to deal drugs.
Officers seized suspected crack cocaine and heroin and a number of phones during a search of the property.
A 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply and an investigation is ongoing.
Inspector Ian Swallow, of Thanet Community Safety Unit, said: “Kent Police is committed to disrupting and arresting those who would target the vulnerable in our community.
“I urge anyone who fears drug dealing is taking place in their area to report it to us through our website, by calling 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.”
Brilliant, hope it’s the start of many more raids .
Fish in a barrel in Cliftonoverspill
Keep them coming the dealers arrested and of the street the it pisses of the gangs and users, most likely sentence will not be enough but that is courts can only go by the guidelines set out by law, well done everyone involved in nabbing 2 more especially police and information giving if they had some.
Inspector Ian Swallow this nonsense please, of Thanet Community Safety Unit, said: “Kent Police is committed to disrupting and arresting those who would target the vulnerable in our community so we can pretend to be going after criminals & get good PR & photos ops in the media-the same ones you were seeing 10, 20 & 30 years ago.
“I urge anyone who fears drug dealing is taking place in their area to report it to us through our website, by calling 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.” Then we can nab another pair of bottom feeders & lock them up, which makes no difference to the drug trade whatsoever as they are replaced within hours, while never targeting the people running the operations or the middle men, so it continues forever.
Maybe, but if it gets rid of the dealers on your doorstep, it makes an instant difference to your life. So a winner.
Though unless the attitude of the police locally has changed, reporting a dealer is just a futile waste of time and effort. I was told they wouldn’t do anything as it was better to know where the dealers were rather than having to find whoever replaces them.
Doesn’t though, because there are vast numbers of people ready to take their spot right away. The obvious answer has always been legalise & tax it as the government does with the very dangerous drugs of alcohol & tobacco & put more resources into trying to help people, rather than punish them. It has been proven time & again that this isn’t a problem the police can arrest their way out of.
It also makes it safer as then you know what it is being made from & it isn’t being cut/bulked with brick dust, Fentanyl etc
Steve, come on then, what’s you answer to the bottom feeders, give them a new car and 20000 in their bank account? perhaps a hug and a trip to America?
These bottom feeders/runners might not make a difference to the drug trade but they are a massive problem to the local neighbourhood that they deal in, they are just as guilty as the other criminals higher up the food chain who are paying them to sell their filth.it’s these lowlife runners that are selling their poison to our children not mr big.
I get that you want drugs legalised, that’s your opinion and you pontificate on the subject often,but you also fail to mention the obvious dangers of drugs.
Weed the so called safe drug is far from safe. marijuana contains benzopyrene and benzanthracen, both known cancer-causing compounds that are also found in cigarette smoke.
You also fail to mention that long term marijuana use can result in cannabis psychosis and schizophrenia and numerous other mental health issues that are currently bankrupting our NHS service and our police service and court system are inundated by people with mental health issues due to smoking the so called safe drug.
You have to target all involved in the drug trade from the top to the bottom. Mr Big might be making millions but he’s not the down our high streets intimidating law abiding citizens, he’s not the one directly peddling poison to our children , that’s the lowlife scum that you seem to care so much about.
Perfectly summed up.
Very well said “Concerned”!
Well put. Sums it up well, as said above.
Legalise? Pah! Stupid idea, as you suggest. The drugs aren’t used because they’re illegal and attractive because of that. No, they are used for the mind altering and short term pleasurable effects they give. Legalising would simply increase their use.
On the one hand i’ve no problem with legalisation, set up state run shooting galleries where people can come and get what they want for nothing , but it has to be taken on the premises. Next door is a treatment service for those who may wish to turn their lives around. Flipside is if you commit any crime , its 5 years.
But the downside of this is you remove them all from the workforce and does nothing to deal with the scourge of prolonged cannabis use , which does far more damage that most realise , especially amongst those that start young , it just fries the developing brain. The modern slavery laws need amending so that anyone caught working in a cannabis farm gets 20 years.
The concept that the state could sell it at sufficient profit to make it revenue neutral is laughable. Plus all the dealers and drug gangs are hardly likely to decide to work in an amazon warehouse if their drug trade wanes, they’ll just find another way to illegally get money. Wiould that be worse for the general public?
Let’s just ban the pernicious gateway drug; tobacco.