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Four arrested and suspected drugs, cash and a knife seized in Bristol

It's after a day of action by Avon & Somerset Police.

Officers patrolling east and central Bristol on Thursday the 28th of February made a number of drug arrests and referred two people to the Drug Education Programme.
A 15-year-old boy was stopped by officers and searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act after officers witnessed him approach a known drug user on River Street.
The boy was subsequently charged with being in possession of a knife and released on unconditional bail pending an appearance at Bristol Youth Court on 18 March.
Two men, aged 26 and 27, were arrested on Payne Drive after officers stopped a car which was believed to be connected to drugs supply.
The 26-year-old man was arrested from within the vehicle in possession of a quantity of drugs while the older man was detained following a search of a property on the street which the car had been seen driving off from.
The search, conducted under Section 32 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, uncovered around 50 wraps of suspected Class A drugs hidden in socks along with a large quantity of cash.

The 27-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being in possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Both men have since been released under investigation.
A 16-year-old boy was also seen by officers to approach a known drug user and hand him a package in Riverside Park.
The boy was detained under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and was later found to have approximately 40 wraps of suspected Class A drugs on him. He has also since been released under investigation.
The drug user seen to receive a package from the boy was also stopped and found in possession of a small number of wraps. He was issued with a Drug Education Programme referral.
The DEP is scheme which offers anyone caught in possession of small amounts of any controlled drug, regardless of their criminal history, the chance to take part in a drug education workshop instead of being arrested.
In another incident, a 40-year-old man allowed officers to search his home after they had initially detained him when they witnessed him acting suspiciously.
Inside his home they found a small quantity of suspected Class A drugs along with cash and other drug paraphernalia. Concerned for the man’s welfare, the officers referred him to the DEP and referrals were also made to partner agencies to ensure appropriate safeguarding measures are put in place.
Easton Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Green said: “These arrests, charges and referrals show we are committed to reducing the harm caused by drugs in the communities of St Pauls and Easton and that we are in it for the long haul.
“We know that local people appreciate our on-going work in their community.

"Residents tell me and my team every day that they are sick and tired of drugs being dealt in the streets where their children play and walk to school.
“Please tell us what you know – information from the community is the key to our work and we can’t run this operation without it.

"You don’t have to speak to us directly, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously. Rewards of up to £1,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest and charge.”
You can report suspicious activity via the Avon and Somerset Police website or by calling 101. It’s 999 if a crime is in progress.
Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

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