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Drugs raid carried out in Southampton

Picture credited to Southampton Cops/Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police have launched a drugs raid in Southampton as part of their 'Fortress campaign'.

Officers searched three properties in Exeter Close, Wavell Road and Lawn Road this morning (Monday 12th August).

No arrests were made and no drugs were seized. 

A Police spokesperson issued this statement:

"We executed three warrants in Southampton this morning (August 12) as part of Fortress, our response to reducing drug related harm.

"The Southampton North Neighbourhood Team based at Portswood Police Station entered homes in Exeter Close, Wavell Road and Lawn Road.

"Officers conducted searches at each address. No drugs were seized and no one was arrested on this occasion.

"We often execute warrants in Southampton through our campaign Fortress.

"Part of the work around reducing drug supply in the city is to disrupt those suspected of being involved in drug supply.

"It also allows us to identify vulnerable people who are being exploited through the drugs trade, and signpost them to agencies that can help, or safeguard them if necessary.

"We can only take action to reduce drug related harm with support from the community. You are our eyes and ears out there, if you suspect someone of drug dealing or notice drug related activity in your area, please call 101 and report it."

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