Two arrested in Blandford as police target drug-users

POLICE in Blandford have arrested two men as part of an ongoing operation to tackle drug use.

The arrests were made after uniformed officers and a police dog visited several licensed premises on Friday.

Sergeant Paul Hooker of Blandford Police said officers will not tolerate drugs.

“This activity is part of our on-going crackdown on drug use, and we will continue to provide a visible presence in licensed premises in the town,” he said.

“I want to send out a clear message to those who sell and use Class A drugs that Dorset Police will not tolerate this activity and, together with our partners, we will continue to take positive action where necessary.”

The sergeant said any landlords or residents with concerns are urged to get in touch by calling 101.

He said: “We’ve had success recently with some warrants in the town.

“The arrests are no slur on licensed premises in Blandford – these are not unique problems.

“On the night in question, we had two arrests from visiting the first two pubs.”

Two Blandford men, aged 26 and 43, were arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs.

They have been released on police bail.

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2:38pm Tue 18 Dec 12

paul.p says...

You nicked the wrong people, try going for the Dealers. But i suppose there's more money in users.
You nicked the wrong people, try going for the Dealers. But i suppose there's more money in users. paul.p
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3:07pm Tue 18 Dec 12

fixedthatforyou says...

Lets say you arrested two dealers, and with them a sizeable amount of drugs. these drugs are no longer available on the street. the remaining dealers in the area adjust their prices accordingly, meaning the users have to make up for the increase, most users do not have gainful employment so this would typically mean more theft and prostitition as these tend to be the source of most users income.
secondary to that, it could be argued the increase in profits makes the role of dealer more attractive to people not currently involved. because of the seemingly high reward to risk involved, it means there is a ready supply of young men (typically) to take the place of dealers who are taken off the streets.
however if you arrest and detain the users you are preventing a sale and possible future sales. meaning the price in the local area will at least stay constant or even dropped to cope with reduced demand, repeat this enough and you could undermine the market.
the less users on the street the less crime, dealers do not break in to peoples houses and steal their christmas presents. keep the price low and you will have less crime, less people will have a their christmasses ruined.
Lets say you arrested two dealers, and with them a sizeable amount of drugs. these drugs are no longer available on the street. the remaining dealers in the area adjust their prices accordingly, meaning the users have to make up for the increase, most users do not have gainful employment so this would typically mean more theft and prostitition as these tend to be the source of most users income. secondary to that, it could be argued the increase in profits makes the role of dealer more attractive to people not currently involved. because of the seemingly high reward to risk involved, it means there is a ready supply of young men (typically) to take the place of dealers who are taken off the streets. however if you arrest and detain the users you are preventing a sale and possible future sales. meaning the price in the local area will at least stay constant or even dropped to cope with reduced demand, repeat this enough and you could undermine the market. the less users on the street the less crime, dealers do not break in to peoples houses and steal their christmas presents. keep the price low and you will have less crime, less people will have a their christmasses ruined. fixedthatforyou
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4:06pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Gastines2 says...

Add to that,are the increase in burglaries and phone thefts etc, related to the increase in the "Cash for Anything"no questions asked shops?Pity we can't lock the town dealers up until they reveal where they buy from and so-on untill the top supplies and importers feel thier collars felt. Too much for the slush funds at the top end explains a lot these days.
Add to that,are the increase in burglaries and phone thefts etc, related to the increase in the "Cash for Anything"no questions asked shops?Pity we can't lock the town dealers up until they reveal where they buy from and so-on untill the top supplies and importers feel thier collars felt. Too much for the slush funds at the top end explains a lot these days. Gastines2
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4:48pm Tue 18 Dec 12

manyogie says...

Only 2?
Did both of them deplete the force disallowing any further work?
Only 2? Did both of them deplete the force disallowing any further work? manyogie
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