Police cracking down on drugs

ANDOVER police officers are among those cracking down on the production and supply of drugs across the county.

Alongside officers in Basingstoke and Winchester, they have been acting on intelligence to target people and premises believed to be connected to drug use or supply.

Since the beginning of this year, a number of people have been arrested and charged with a range of offences in connection with illegal drugs activity.

In Andover, a 22-year-old from London has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. The arrest came after a stopcheck of a vehicle he was driving in the Andover area.

It is part of Operation Fortress – a campaign mounted by police and other agencies to reduce the harm of drug-related violence.

One of the aims is to restrict the supply of class A drugs and officers are keen to hear from anyone who is concerned about illegal drugs or drug-related crime.

Call police on 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.

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