A TEENAGER has been charged with the intent to supply Class A drugs in Basingstoke.

Yahya Talahow, 18, of Streatham Place, South London, was charged after he was arrested as part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Fortress programme to clamp down on drugs in Basingstoke and Deane.

Officers visited an address in Charles Street, South Ham, on Wednesday, 5 December, where the arrest was made.

Talahow was due to appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court yesterday (December 6), charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A.

If anyone is concerned about drug-related activity in their area or are concerned about drug use, call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.