Posted: Tue 7th Mar 2017

Community And Neighbourhood Policing Working Together Gets Results

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 7th, 2017

Information from the community has led to a number of drugs seizures across the Merthyr sector in February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The local neighbourhood policing team has been following up information received with Class A drugs and cannabis being taken off the streets as a result. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On February 10 a drugs warrant was executed at Mitchell Crescent, Penydarren following community intelligence relating to ongoing drug dealing from the address. Cocaine, Cannabis and Amphetamine were recovered along with a large sum of cash and two people were arrested for possession with intent to supply. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On the same day information about a man driving around Merthyr Tydfil town centre and dealing drugs during the evenings on weekends resulted in a car being stopped in the town centre. A search of the vehicle found a quantity of drugs, scales, deal bags and cash. A man was arrested for possession with intent to supply. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Later in the month a drugs warrant was executed at an address in Heol Rhyd-y-Bedd, Pant. Again this was a result of community intelligence relating to ongoing drug dealing at the address. A quantity of Cannabis was recovered that had been sorted into ‘deals’ and a man was arrested for possession with intent to supply. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Also information from Crimestoppers led to a cannabis factory being discovered at Penn Street with 49 cannabis plants. A man has been arrested for production cannabis. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local Policing Inspector Mark Simmonds said: “Our neighbourhood policing teams are out and about talking to our communities daily and we hope this shows that if you have suspicions re criminal behaviour we do listen and act on them. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“If you do not feel comfortable talking to us then you can tell Crimestoppers anonymously what you know. Again this information will be looked into and any actions required will be taken. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Policing is all about working with the communities and with your help we can continue to tackle drug dealers who target the most vulnerable people and cause misery for our town.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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