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Thousands of pounds worth of drugs recovered

A man's been arrested in Brixham on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with a street value of thousands of pounds.

It follows a search last night.

It comes as officers in the town have given an update on work to reduce anti social behaviour.

Last week a public meeting was held over concerns and police say a new dispersal order - to stop troublemakers gathering - has helped reduce many of the problems.

A force spokesperson said: "This evening officers searched a vehicle and seized what is believed to be class A controlled drugs from within it. 

"A male was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a drugs offence.

"Following on from this a residential property in Brixham has been searched and what is believed to be further class A controlled drugs have been seized, with an estimated street value into the thousands of pounds. 

"Cannabis and associated paraphernalia has also been seized."

They added: "A public meeting was held at Scala Hall, Brixham on Friday 5th October to discuss some of the issues affecting Brixham. Speakers were Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Superintendent Jeremy Capey, Inspector Howard Brugge, Sergeant Lee langley and Police Constable Dave Thomas.

"I would like to thank the public for their questions in relation to the Policing issues in Brixham and for their support for the action taken so far.

"We received some interesting and thoughtful questions relating to Policing issues in Brixham. The focus was around the Police numbers in Brixham and the way in which we are dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour, nuisance vehicles and drugs.

"The policing team in Brixham is a small team and the work we do would not be possible with support from officers based outside of Brixham. This work is supported by Police Officers and Community Support Officers from other areas such as Paignton, Torquay and the rest of South Devon.

"We have many specialist officers that support us daily and for specific operations, such as the Dog Unit, Armed Response, Road Policing Unit and the Major Crime Team. A number of Special Constables are also allocated to Brixham with a new intake due next year.

"Several people asked about the ongoing anti-social behaviour problems. I am pleased to say that due to the hard work of the team over the last few weeks the problem appears to be under control with use of the S35 dispersal order being highly effective.

"Work in relation to drug issues in Brixham continues. We appreciate that there is much work to do. You have a dedicated team of Police Officers and Community Support Officers in Brixham and with your help we can make Brixham a safe and enjoyable place to live.

"Successful policing in Brixham is dependent on the public reporting to us what is happening, the information you provide is vital in dealing with every aspect of crime from youths on bicycles to the tragic death of David Williams."

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