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| October 23, 2018

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Police Raids Disrupt Supply of Crystal Meth in Brighton and Hove

Police Raids Disrupt Supply of Crystal Meth in Brighton and Hove
Andrew O'Connor

Police targeted an Organised Crime Group who are believed to have been supplying crystal meth and other controlled drugs in Brighton and Hove for several years.

Officers from across the force carried out warrants at addresses in Pankhurst Avenue, Tongdean Lane and New England Street and two hotels in the city centre last Tuesday. Five people were arrested.

The following day, officers with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police,searched premises in Cricklewood Lane, Wilsdon Lane and Cricklewood Broadway London and three people were arrested.

Detective Inspector Julie Wakeford of the Brighton and Hove Community Investigation Team, said: “It is believed that this group were sourcing their supply of crystal meth in London. We carried out warrants over two days in both cities with the aim of disrupting their ability to supply for as long as possible.

“A taser along with thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash was recovered over the two days.

“Crystal meth is becoming more prevalent in Brighton and Hove with police seizures of it increasing over the last year and we would urge any anyone who has information about the supply of this particularly harmful drug to contact us.”

Contact police online or ring 101 or alternatively you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 42-year-old Brighton man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply crystal meth, being concerned in the supply of a class B drug and possession of cannabis. A 53-year-old Brighton man was detained on suspicion of possession of a class A drug, conspiracy to supply a class B drug and possession of cannabis.

A man aged 40 from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply crystal meth and a 32-year-old Brighton man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply a class B drug and suspicion of conspiracy to supply crystal meth. A 50-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.

Two women from London aged 35 and 41 were both arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply crystal meth and a 38-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug.

Six of them have been released under investigation while the 41-year-old London woman and 50-year-old Brighton man have been released on bail until 28 December.

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