Drugs seized and wanted people arrested during day of police action

Seized drugs

Officers forced their way into four properties under the Misuse of Drugs Act and arrested wanted suspects during the day of action called Operation Violet Oman.

Addresses in Porthcawl and in the Wildmill area of Bridgend were searched for drugs by specially trained search teams.

Twenty cannabis plants were seized in total from addresses in Church Place and St David’s Way, Porthcawl. One person linked to the Church Place address was given a caution, whereas two people linked to St David’s Way were charged with possessing controlled drugs and being concerned in the supply of class B drugs.

Another woman was arrested for possessing heroin by officers patrolling Bridgend town centre.

Police also managed to arrest six outstanding suspects for offences which have occurred in The Vale, Bridgend, and Maesteg, and who were wanted by police in connection with offences including assault, harassment, theft and public order.

The first warrant was executed at approximately 7am and activity continued through the day.

Nearly forty police officers and PCSOs were involved in the operation including neighbourhood policing officers, mounted officers, specialist search teams, police dogs and dog handlers, traffic officers and crime prevention officers.

Inspector Melanie Knight, said:

“The operation was about sending a message that we will pursue those involved in criminal activity and act on the information the public gives us. The public are our eyes and ears and are essential partners in the fight against all kinds of crime. Operations such as this one enhance our abilities to act upon the different concerns of local communities.”

Officers involved in the operation also carried out checks on licensed premises and Bridgend retailers linked to the sale of psychoactive substances, and carried out high visibility patrols in priority areas.

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