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Drugs seized - Oxford

Thursday 27 March 2014, 11:56am

Police in Oxford continue to crack down on drug-related activity in the area.

Officers carried out targeted patrols in Collinwood Road, Oxford last Thursday (20/3) and arrested a 28-year-old man and a 32-year-old-man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to supply.

Further searches of two properties in the Barton and Risinghurst area were carried out resulting in a cannabis factory being discovered, and officers finding suspected class A drugs and a rucksack containing a white crystalline substance. Both substances are being tested to identify them.

A 32-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to supply and cultivation of cannabis.

All three people have been bailed until 6 June pending further investigation.

Neighbourhood Sgt Martyn Williams said: “I hope this sends out the message to the community that we will act on information we receive to continue to catch those involved in drug dealing and drug use both on the street and at home.

“I hope that the result shows the community that if you deal drugs or take drugs in Oxford then we will catch you. Drugs will not be tolerated in the area.”

Cllr Dee Sinclair, City Councillor for Quarry and Risinghurst, said: “I am delighted the police have acted promptly and arrested suspects; it gives reassurance to residents and businesses in the area that by working together we can keep the community of Risinghurst safe”

If you have any information about drug-related activity in the area, please contact Oxford CID via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website (opens new window). No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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