Raids lead to arrests

10:50 07 August 2012

Archant

A series of drug raids carried out across Devon, including Exmouth, resulted in a number of arrests said Devon and Cornwall police.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man at a property in Bicton Street on Tuesday when officers carried out a series of drug raids across Devon.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class-A drug with intent to supply, said police.

He has been released on bail until October 1, 2012.

The police said investigations were ongoing in Exmouth.

Devon and Cornwall police said a total of six people were arrested in East Devon and Exeter this week under Operation Cranefly, which is investigating the supply of class-A drugs into Exeter from Liverpool.

The joint operation involved 100 officers from Devon and Cornwall police.

They were supported by Zephyr and the South West Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

A total of 10 properties were raided in Exmouth, Ottery St Mary, Exeter and Teignmouth.

Superintendent Jim Gale, the local Police Commander, said: “This sends a strong message to the communities of Devon that drug dealing will not be tolerated. Working together with our partners in Zephyr and SOCA, we will continue to target suspected drug supply whether it originates from Merseyside or elsewhere in the country.”

A 45-year-old man was arrested in Ottery St Mary when police found around 20 cannabis plants growing at a property in the town.

He remains on police bail until October 1, after being arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

Devon and Cornwall police said Tuesday’s raids followed on from an operation which began in June, resulting in the arrest of 13 people, with six people jointly charged with conspiracy to supply class-A controlled drugs.

A police spokesman said: “To date the proceeds of this criminal activity has been identified to have exceeded £250,000 and a number of people are on bail for money laundering.”

● Anyone with any information on suspected drug dealing should contact their police team by calling 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 11:57
Woodbury Salterton pupils have made an igloo out of milk bottles. Ref exe 2108-13-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Pupils from Woodbury Salterton Church of England Primary School turned 500 milk containers into an igloo as part of their work on living in cold places.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:56

District bosses are warning residents about a council tax refund scam.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:24
Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned of more borrowing and taxes if Ed Miliband does a deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP) to become Prime Minister.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:10
Let There be Light-A la Ronde's Assistant House Steward James Weckmueller is pictured lighting two of the gas lamps at the National Trust property. Visitors can come and view the collection of lamps and mantles and also watch the lamps being lit daily at 11am. Ref exe 2267-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

People visiting A la Ronde this month will be able to see the house’s Victorian-style gas lamps and lanterns lit.

Read more
Thu, 15:26

There’s a reunion coming up soon for pupils who left Exmouth Comprehensive School 30 years ago.

Read more
Thu, 15:13
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery explains what prompted him to sell the family home to start up a charity that would become a vital lifeline throughout Devon

Read more
Thu, 15:13
Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1280-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers operates ‘hand-to-mouth’, with founder Daniel Lavery checking the daily bank balance through his fingers. Find out how you can help the lifeline charity.

Read more
Thu, 15:13
dfc logo

Devon Freewheeler’s founder Daniel Lavery sold the family home to start up the lifeline charity as a way of thanking the ‘hidden hero’ who saved his wife’s life.

Read more
Thu, 14:26
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

As a charity, the Devon Freewheelers runs ‘hand-to-mouth’ on a daily basis.

Read more
Thu, 14:26
Daniel's wife, Shelley, who needed the help of a 'hidden hero', inspiring the birth of Devon Freewheelers charity

Dad-of-six Daniel, now 44, said: “Shelley was in distress and they needed to carry out an emergency caesarean. They took her to theatre. I was at her head.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder