£250k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized by police in Poole and Purbeck

Bournemouth Echo: £250k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized by police £250k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized by police

DRUGS worth £250,000 have been seized in a major crackdown in Poole and Purbeck.

Dorset Police raided 13 addresses in June, uncovering illegal drugs including cannabis, Methedrone, steroids and cocaine worth an estimated quarter of a million pounds. Officers also arrested 12 people for drug-related offences.

The month of action marks the start of an ongoing campaign to tackle drug dealing and misuse. Dealers will be targeted, and users will be referred to organisations where they can get help to get clean.

Police Sergeant Simon Perry, of Poole police, said: “We have recovered a large amount of herbal cannabis and also seized Methedrone, steroids and cocaine.

“I hope this campaign sends out a strong message that we take the dealing of drugs in Poole and Purbeck very seriously and we will continue to target those who commit these offences.

“I would like to thank the public for their support and would encourage anyone who suspects drug dealing and misuse is taking place in their community to call us so we can act.

“The supply of drugs has a devastating effect on those addicted and their families and is directly linked to acquisitive crime. We work closely with local housing teams and individuals living in three premises have faced immediate eviction.”

The Poole Substance Misuse and Alcohol Referral Team (SMART) can offer independent advice, information and support to anyone in Dorset affected by substance misuse. Contact them on 01202 735777 or via www.edasuk.org. They also hold drop-in sessions on Tuesdays between 1pm and 6pm and Fridays between 9am and 12 noon at Unit 3 Park Place, 6 North Road, Poole, BH14 0LY.

Residents should call Dorset Police on 101 Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if they suspect drug dealing or misuse is taking place in their community.

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2:34pm Fri 4 Jul 14

dorsetgills says...

Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on dorsetgills
  • Score: 14

2:57pm Fri 4 Jul 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

Don't confiscate the drugs, just make the person who has them consume them, would soon dispose of the dealers.
Don't confiscate the drugs, just make the person who has them consume them, would soon dispose of the dealers. BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: 12

3:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
[quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 13

3:23pm Fri 4 Jul 14

BournemouthMum says...

dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
They will now if they're reading this!
[quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]They will now if they're reading this! BournemouthMum
  • Score: 12

3:54pm Fri 4 Jul 14

dorsetgills says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!!
!NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!! !NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK! dorsetgills
  • Score: 10

3:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Lord Parkstone says...

dorsetgills wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!!
!NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK!
We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all.
Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves.
[quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!! !NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK![/p][/quote]We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all. Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 15

4:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

chris100 says...

Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it
Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it chris100
  • Score: -10

5:36pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Peroni says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Lol
When was the last time you phoned for the police........
It's quite shocking the response .....the time......the following up.
Waste of time !
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Lol When was the last time you phoned for the police........ It's quite shocking the response .....the time......the following up. Waste of time ! Peroni
  • Score: 7

5:48pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Lord Parkstone says...

chris100 wrote:
Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it
Really? !?!? Thats like saying legalise murder and people wont commit it.
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it[/p][/quote]Really? !?!? Thats like saying legalise murder and people wont commit it. Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 4

6:08pm Fri 4 Jul 14

ben1982 says...

There is no evidence to show that prohibition is succeeding. The question we must ask ourselves is, "What are the benefits of criminalising any drug?" If, after examining all the available evidence, we find that the costs outweigh the benefits, then we must seek an alternative policy.

Legalisation is not a cure-all but it does allow us to address many of the problems associated with drug use, and those created by prohibition. The time has come for an effective and pragmatic drug policy.
There is no evidence to show that prohibition is succeeding. The question we must ask ourselves is, "What are the benefits of criminalising any drug?" If, after examining all the available evidence, we find that the costs outweigh the benefits, then we must seek an alternative policy. Legalisation is not a cure-all but it does allow us to address many of the problems associated with drug use, and those created by prohibition. The time has come for an effective and pragmatic drug policy. ben1982
  • Score: -6

6:22pm Fri 4 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Peroni wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Lol
When was the last time you phoned for the police........
It's quite shocking the response .....the time......the following up.
Waste of time !
And you know this how?

Every time there is a hint of Police in a story or thread and off you go on your rant on and on about how they never a) do anything b) are useless c) are corrupt d) go after the wrong type of law breakers e) look after their own even if they break the law f) fit people up and on and on.

So, you have phoned them to give them information have you to make this belittling comment?
[quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Lol When was the last time you phoned for the police........ It's quite shocking the response .....the time......the following up. Waste of time ![/p][/quote]And you know this how? Every time there is a hint of Police in a story or thread and off you go on your rant on and on about how they never a) do anything b) are useless c) are corrupt d) go after the wrong type of law breakers e) look after their own even if they break the law f) fit people up and on and on. So, you have phoned them to give them information have you to make this belittling comment? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

chris100 wrote:
Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it
You are right....it will give them more time to go robbing.
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it[/p][/quote]You are right....it will give them more time to go robbing. BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

6:27pm Fri 4 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
chris100 wrote:
Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it
Really? !?!? Thats like saying legalise murder and people wont commit it.
To be fair not really, you would just need your victims to go to a licensed shop.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: Legalise weed then you won't have dodgy looking people in hoodies standing in the dark corner selling it[/p][/quote]Really? !?!? Thats like saying legalise murder and people wont commit it.[/p][/quote]To be fair not really, you would just need your victims to go to a licensed shop. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -1

8:16pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Legalise weed and they'll soon get bored and they'll want something better, like cocaine, then legalise that and they'll get bored and want something harder like heroine, then legalise that and they''ll get bored and want something even harder like crystal meth..........and on it goes.
Legalise weed and they'll soon get bored and they'll want something better, like cocaine, then legalise that and they'll get bored and want something harder like heroine, then legalise that and they''ll get bored and want something even harder like crystal meth..........and on it goes. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 7

8:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

dorsetgills says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!!
!NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK!
We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all.
Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves.
It is shocking if you talk to any business or family's in the flats they will tell you as well
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!! !NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK![/p][/quote]We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all. Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves.[/p][/quote]It is shocking if you talk to any business or family's in the flats they will tell you as well dorsetgills
  • Score: 3

8:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

dorsetgills says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!!
!NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK!
We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all.
Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves.
It is shocking if you talk to any business or family's in the flats they will tell you as well
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!! !NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK![/p][/quote]We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all. Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves.[/p][/quote]It is shocking if you talk to any business or family's in the flats they will tell you as well dorsetgills
  • Score: 3

11:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Peroni says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Peroni wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Lol
When was the last time you phoned for the police........
It's quite shocking the response .....the time......the following up.
Waste of time !
And you know this how?

Every time there is a hint of Police in a story or thread and off you go on your rant on and on about how they never a) do anything b) are useless c) are corrupt d) go after the wrong type of law breakers e) look after their own even if they break the law f) fit people up and on and on.

So, you have phoned them to give them information have you to make this belittling comment?
Yes I have ,more than once, I wish I lived in a society where we could sort out our own justice if the toe rags were caught,if you live in a blinkered life that they do a good job ,then you must live in a very sheltered place lol
From my own life experience they are a waste of space.
I had no influence on my kids when they were growing up with my views on the police, but they have grown up with views from real experience and contact with the police , and it's not good !
And you know that's pretty sad !!!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Lol When was the last time you phoned for the police........ It's quite shocking the response .....the time......the following up. Waste of time ![/p][/quote]And you know this how? Every time there is a hint of Police in a story or thread and off you go on your rant on and on about how they never a) do anything b) are useless c) are corrupt d) go after the wrong type of law breakers e) look after their own even if they break the law f) fit people up and on and on. So, you have phoned them to give them information have you to make this belittling comment?[/p][/quote]Yes I have ,more than once, I wish I lived in a society where we could sort out our own justice if the toe rags were caught,if you live in a blinkered life that they do a good job ,then you must live in a very sheltered place lol From my own life experience they are a waste of space. I had no influence on my kids when they were growing up with my views on the police, but they have grown up with views from real experience and contact with the police , and it's not good ! And you know that's pretty sad !!! Peroni
  • Score: 3

12:32pm Sat 5 Jul 14

stevobath says...

ben1982 wrote:
There is no evidence to show that prohibition is succeeding. The question we must ask ourselves is, "What are the benefits of criminalising any drug?" If, after examining all the available evidence, we find that the costs outweigh the benefits, then we must seek an alternative policy.

Legalisation is not a cure-all but it does allow us to address many of the problems associated with drug use, and those created by prohibition. The time has come for an effective and pragmatic drug policy.
The War On Drugs has become a multi billion pound industry in itself. Too many people with fingers in the pie so the pointless WOD's continues.
[quote][p][bold]ben1982[/bold] wrote: There is no evidence to show that prohibition is succeeding. The question we must ask ourselves is, "What are the benefits of criminalising any drug?" If, after examining all the available evidence, we find that the costs outweigh the benefits, then we must seek an alternative policy. Legalisation is not a cure-all but it does allow us to address many of the problems associated with drug use, and those created by prohibition. The time has come for an effective and pragmatic drug policy.[/p][/quote]The War On Drugs has become a multi billion pound industry in itself. Too many people with fingers in the pie so the pointless WOD's continues. stevobath
  • Score: -5

10:44pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Karmenn says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
dorsetgills wrote:
Good job Poole police!
but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on
Have you phoned the old bill and told them ?

It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.
Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!!
!NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK!
We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all.
Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves.
I sympathise with you, I really do, as I had the same situation. But, I also appreciate there is a bigger picture. Your dealer opposite you is a scummy little street dealer who deals a couple of deals a time. Get rid of him and he will be replaced straight away by some other druggy who gets a free deal for dealing to others. The police only have limited resources and with the government asking them to cut millions I'm sure they have to prioritise. One of those questions no doubt is, do you arrest a hand full of street dealers who will be replaced straight away, or spend longer and try and catch those that supply the street dealers and thus cut out the whole chain in one go. What would you do..??. Like I said, I sympathise and would love to show the dealer how I feel, but I'm not willing to be arrested for the sake of a loosed like that.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dorsetgills[/bold] wrote: Good job Poole police! but everyday I see dealers in Poole dealing the car park in hill st next to the salvo army also outside the off licence and kebab shop plus the car park behind the old town boys club shame the police haven't caught on[/p][/quote]Have you phoned the old bill and told them ? It costs 15p to do so dialling 101, even using a mobile, regardless of how long the call lasts.[/p][/quote]Yep done that even gave them a reg plate of a car that I've seen on several occasions dealing!!! !NEVER HEARD A WORD BACK![/p][/quote]We did exactly the same with a certain individual that was dealing opposite us we gave a detailed description vehicle reg number as well as times of day. The only thing more we could have done was arrest the scumbag, yet plod did nothing at all. Its only a matter of time before decent folk start to take back their streets themselves.[/p][/quote]I sympathise with you, I really do, as I had the same situation. But, I also appreciate there is a bigger picture. Your dealer opposite you is a scummy little street dealer who deals a couple of deals a time. Get rid of him and he will be replaced straight away by some other druggy who gets a free deal for dealing to others. The police only have limited resources and with the government asking them to cut millions I'm sure they have to prioritise. One of those questions no doubt is, do you arrest a hand full of street dealers who will be replaced straight away, or spend longer and try and catch those that supply the street dealers and thus cut out the whole chain in one go. What would you do..??. Like I said, I sympathise and would love to show the dealer how I feel, but I'm not willing to be arrested for the sake of a loosed like that. Karmenn
  • Score: -2
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