Arrests made after police storm homes in series of drug raids across Bournemouth

Arrests made after police storm homes in series of drug raids across Bournemouth

Arrests made after police storm homes in series of drug raids across Bournemouth

Arrests made after police storm homes in series of drug raids across Bournemouth

Arrests made after police storm homes in series of drug raids across Bournemouth

Arrests made after police storm homes in series of drug raids across Bournemouth

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SUSPECTED drug dealers were woken with a start when police smashed their way into their homes in a major operation yesterday.

Scores of officers raided 13 properties across Bournemouth in one of the biggest operations in the county in recent years – with 16 people arrested for dealing heroin and crack cocaine.

See all the pictures from the drugs raid in a gallery

Those arrested include a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. The others are seven men and eight women aged between 18 and 51.

The early morning raids were followed by further surprise operations later in the day.

The Daily Echo joined one team as they targeted flats in Boscombe and Charminster yesterday morning. Officers smashed through a door at a flat in Christchurch Road before moving on to two properties in Carysfort Road and another in Portchester Road.

Thorough searches were carried out and police sniffer dogs brought in to search out illegal drugs.

Bournemouth East Inspector Chris Weeks said the “focused day of action” was planned due to concerns from members of the public about street dealing.

“If you tell us crimes are being committed, we will do something about it,” he said.

“The communities have told us they are concerned about street dealing and the anti-social behaviour connected to it.

“Arrests have been made throughout the day, ensuring that those who are involved in street drug dealing will be dealt with.”

He said the operation was a huge success and action would continue to stamp out drug-related crime, but stressed that crime and disorder in the area was at a five year low.

“The message to anyone involved in on-street drug dealing is quite simple – if you are drug dealing, it will not be tolerated and you will be arrested,” he added.

Bournemouth Council cabinet member for regeneration Jane Kelly said: “We are pleased that this sort of operation has been carried out by the police and it shows that they are listening to residents.”

To report suspected drug crime call Dorset Police on 101 in confidence.

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6:05pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

1230hrs the Springbourne address visited a few weeks ago was again targeted.
1230hrs the Springbourne address visited a few weeks ago was again targeted. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 16

6:26pm Tue 15 Jul 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

Make them swallow the substances found, either the substances are harmless or the dealer will die of an overdose, problem resolved either way, these people don't deal in drugs, they deal in death and misery, give them a taste of what they're selling.
Make them swallow the substances found, either the substances are harmless or the dealer will die of an overdose, problem resolved either way, these people don't deal in drugs, they deal in death and misery, give them a taste of what they're selling. BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: 45

6:36pm Tue 15 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

Those arrested include a 17-year-old boy.
you mean young man.
Those arrested include a 17-year-old boy. you mean young man. holdinkæft
  • Score: 17

6:49pm Tue 15 Jul 14

kinsonjim says...

Scores of police?? no wonder the travellers cannot be stopped.
Scores of police?? no wonder the travellers cannot be stopped. kinsonjim
  • Score: -38

7:09pm Tue 15 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Well done Bournemouth police.
Well done Bournemouth police. pete woodley
  • Score: 70

7:20pm Tue 15 Jul 14

STEVEUK444 says...

807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year.

718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine.

Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication.

So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies.

We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us).

And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail.
Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one.

Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high.
807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year. 718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine. Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication. So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies. We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us). And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail. Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one. Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high. STEVEUK444
  • Score: -32

7:45pm Tue 15 Jul 14

mpdor says...

the actual reported crime figures may be down, but the reality is that REAL crime is not down, people do not phone the police for many reasons, such as fear of intimidation, loss of faith in that the police will act, people seeing the same old people walk away with no charges, if the cps does not charge a criminal then there is no crime figure as such, perhaps inspector weeks can tell us how many people arrested are not actually charged by the cps or why the same houses are still doing drugs weeks after reporting them why not do a live chat with concerned residents to air their views, boscombe police are good, but there are many areas that can be improved, residents are the eyes of police today while this tv extravaganza was going on, we had several deadbeats outside our home dealing and waiting for their drugs, the same faces year in year out, you cannot media manage the problems of bosombe or manipulate crime figures
the actual reported crime figures may be down, but the reality is that REAL crime is not down, people do not phone the police for many reasons, such as fear of intimidation, loss of faith in that the police will act, people seeing the same old people walk away with no charges, if the cps does not charge a criminal then there is no crime figure as such, perhaps inspector weeks can tell us how many people arrested are not actually charged by the cps or why the same houses are still doing drugs weeks after reporting them why not do a live chat with concerned residents to air their views, boscombe police are good, but there are many areas that can be improved, residents are the eyes of police today while this tv extravaganza was going on, we had several deadbeats outside our home dealing and waiting for their drugs, the same faces year in year out, you cannot media manage the problems of bosombe or manipulate crime figures mpdor
  • Score: 25

8:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
Well done Bournemouth police.
Wooders !!! Where you been I've been genuinely concerned about you as you have been quiet lately :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done Bournemouth police.[/p][/quote]Wooders !!! Where you been I've been genuinely concerned about you as you have been quiet lately :) retry69
  • Score: -6

8:43pm Tue 15 Jul 14

dj2761 says...

The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van
The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van dj2761
  • Score: 13

8:53pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

In the last of the photo's, the cops have Q C on their hats.

Is this because they are on a 'Questionable Conduct' warning ?
In the last of the photo's, the cops have Q C on their hats. Is this because they are on a 'Questionable Conduct' warning ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -41

8:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Peroni says...

“If you tell us crimes are being committed, we will do something about it,” he said.

Lol ...... I fell about laughing at that one .......
“If you tell us crimes are being committed, we will do something about it,” he said. Lol ...... I fell about laughing at that one ....... Peroni
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Those arrested include a 17-year-old boy.
you mean young man.
A 17 year old is a boy
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Those arrested include a 17-year-old boy. you mean young man.[/p][/quote]A 17 year old is a boy Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: -8

10:13pm Tue 15 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done Bournemouth police.
Wooders !!! Where you been I've been genuinely concerned about you as you have been quiet lately :)
Not in the best of health unfortunately,must be my age,or can i blame the council,eddie mitchell,conor burns,or the echo,as have had to stop blaming the wife, one has to eat.Hoping to hang on till Oct 25th,my 80th.Thanks for asking.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done Bournemouth police.[/p][/quote]Wooders !!! Where you been I've been genuinely concerned about you as you have been quiet lately :)[/p][/quote]Not in the best of health unfortunately,must be my age,or can i blame the council,eddie mitchell,conor burns,or the echo,as have had to stop blaming the wife, one has to eat.Hoping to hang on till Oct 25th,my 80th.Thanks for asking. pete woodley
  • Score: 26

10:19pm Tue 15 Jul 14

chrissytanzanite says...

They say drug dealers won't be tolerated what a joke my brother was murdered sep yes the man responsible is in side he had heroine delivered did the drug dealer get a rested no even though they had his name phone number .
They say drug dealers won't be tolerated what a joke my brother was murdered sep yes the man responsible is in side he had heroine delivered did the drug dealer get a rested no even though they had his name phone number . chrissytanzanite
  • Score: 7

10:56pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Its rather like shooting rabbits. The burrow (in this case 'the trade') wiil be taken over by a new rabbit within weeks.

On it goes.
Its rather like shooting rabbits. The burrow (in this case 'the trade') wiil be taken over by a new rabbit within weeks. On it goes. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 10

11:02pm Tue 15 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

STEVEUK444 wrote:
807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year.

718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine.

Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication.

So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies.

We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us).

And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail.
Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one.

Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high.
What painkiller are people most addicted to?
.
CODEINE!!!
.
Codeine is an opiate moron!!
[quote][p][bold]STEVEUK444[/bold] wrote: 807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year. 718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine. Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication. So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies. We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us). And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail. Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one. Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high.[/p][/quote]What painkiller are people most addicted to? . CODEINE!!! . Codeine is an opiate moron!! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 12

11:07pm Tue 15 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

dj2761 wrote:
The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van
Not mentioning any names though. It's just baffling how these guys get away with it lol
[quote][p][bold]dj2761[/bold] wrote: The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van[/p][/quote]Not mentioning any names though. It's just baffling how these guys get away with it lol HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 9

6:56am Wed 16 Jul 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

dj2761 wrote:
The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van
A bold head? Does that mean he has alot of self confidence? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]dj2761[/bold] wrote: The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van[/p][/quote]A bold head? Does that mean he has alot of self confidence? ;-) Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: 8

8:58am Wed 16 Jul 14

whataboutthat says...

STEVEUK444 - analysis doesn't really work on this forum, if you could call it a forum...thumbs down - what a way to go, I once had 96 down!
STEVEUK444 - analysis doesn't really work on this forum, if you could call it a forum...thumbs down - what a way to go, I once had 96 down! whataboutthat
  • Score: -6

9:43am Wed 16 Jul 14

Vortigern says...

STEVEUK444 wrote:
807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year.

718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine.

Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication.

So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies.

We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us).

And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail.
Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one.

Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high.
You're kind of missing the entire point of this article.
[quote][p][bold]STEVEUK444[/bold] wrote: 807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year. 718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine. Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication. So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies. We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us). And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail. Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one. Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high.[/p][/quote]You're kind of missing the entire point of this article. Vortigern
  • Score: 8

11:30am Wed 16 Jul 14

BmthNewshound says...

The street level dealers are easy pickings and will soon be replaced. Its the dealers higher up the supply chain the police should be concentrating on.
The street level dealers are easy pickings and will soon be replaced. Its the dealers higher up the supply chain the police should be concentrating on. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 6

12:07pm Wed 16 Jul 14

shrekthe4rth says...

Its a shame the police don't do some thing when tipped of about drug dealers in poole
Its a shame the police don't do some thing when tipped of about drug dealers in poole shrekthe4rth
  • Score: 4

2:22pm Wed 16 Jul 14

wadjit says...

They will all be back on the streets soon enough anyway
They will all be back on the streets soon enough anyway wadjit
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

dj2761 says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
dj2761 wrote:
The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van
A bold head? Does that mean he has alot of self confidence? ;-)
Either that or steroid abuse has helped him go bold. My guess is the steroids.
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dj2761[/bold] wrote: The Police need to start looking at the little towns too like Blandford AKA Browntown. Known dealers not mentioning any names bold head juiced up on steroids drives a work van[/p][/quote]A bold head? Does that mean he has alot of self confidence? ;-)[/p][/quote]Either that or steroid abuse has helped him go bold. My guess is the steroids. dj2761
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Wed 16 Jul 14

rozmister says...

STEVEUK444 wrote:
807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year.

718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine.

Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication.

So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies.

We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us).

And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail.
Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one.

Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high.
Cocaine and heroin are naturally produced in the most loose sense of the term. They take a natural product and process the hell out of it until it in no way resembles what it was before.

Prescription drugs are a worry but at least when a pharmacy opens up on my road I don't have to worry about gangs, thieves, antisocial behaviour, weapon fights and all the other problems that come with illegal drugs.
[quote][p][bold]STEVEUK444[/bold] wrote: 807 people died overdosing on prescription drugs last year. 718 people died from taking heroin and cocaine. Approximately 32 000 Britons are addicted to painkiller medication. So if you want to grass up the big drug dealers phone the police and tell them your doctor is making £80k a year selling on dangerous drugs for the pharma companies. We've been duped into thinking man-made drugs are safer than naturally produced drugs, pharmaceutical companies have a massive influence on government policies, from healthcare to education. It is a 20 billion pound a year industry, with an awful lot of dodgy deals at the top level. When the people producing the product are influencing the education of doctors on how to sell it for them, it becomes a drug-dealing business - Producer (Pharma) to dealer (GP) to consumer (Us). And with their mafia style response to competitors on the streets, they smash your door down, steal your property and put you in jail. Who went to jail for the thalidomide epidemic? Oh wait, no one. Also funny how since we've occupied Afghanistan their opium production is at an all time high.[/p][/quote]Cocaine and heroin are naturally produced in the most loose sense of the term. They take a natural product and process the hell out of it until it in no way resembles what it was before. Prescription drugs are a worry but at least when a pharmacy opens up on my road I don't have to worry about gangs, thieves, antisocial behaviour, weapon fights and all the other problems that come with illegal drugs. rozmister
  • Score: 3

7:26pm Wed 16 Jul 14

twynhamob says...

whataboutthat wrote:
STEVEUK444 - analysis doesn't really work on this forum, if you could call it a forum...thumbs down - what a way to go, I once had 96 down!
Maybe if your comments were not so sensible you would not get so many thumbs down, but I have beaten your score, there was a story about some mental health issue and I decided to comment against the majority just to be a devil, and got over 99 (is 99 the maximum) down's. Sometimes it just fun to look at both sides of an issue and comment sensibly, some of the morons on here just don't get sarcasm.
So my comment here is "The police no exactly where the dealers are, but only go after them when someone 'tougher' is in the area, in this instance it is easier to catch the dealers than to deal with the travellers
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: STEVEUK444 - analysis doesn't really work on this forum, if you could call it a forum...thumbs down - what a way to go, I once had 96 down![/p][/quote]Maybe if your comments were not so sensible you would not get so many thumbs down, but I have beaten your score, there was a story about some mental health issue and I decided to comment against the majority just to be a devil, and got over 99 (is 99 the maximum) down's. Sometimes it just fun to look at both sides of an issue and comment sensibly, some of the morons on here just don't get sarcasm. So my comment here is "The police no exactly where the dealers are, but only go after them when someone 'tougher' is in the area, in this instance it is easier to catch the dealers than to deal with the travellers twynhamob
  • Score: -1

7:31pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Mike Pickering says...

Pete Woodley, is this an old picture of you in your school days ?

(third from the right, bottom row)

http://i.imgur.com/B
tTgnPL.jpg
Pete Woodley, is this an old picture of you in your school days ? (third from the right, bottom row) http://i.imgur.com/B tTgnPL.jpg Mike Pickering
  • Score: 0

5:16am Thu 17 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Mike Pickering wrote:
Pete Woodley, is this an old picture of you in your school days ?

(third from the right, bottom row)

http://i.imgur.com/B

tTgnPL.jpg
Yes,it is ,this is fantastic,and has pleased me very much,now 5 am,and great to see an old photo of me.My wife is taking the mickey saying i still looked a miserable bleeder.Am lost as to how you found it and how you recognized me.I have lost all my photos of school,RAF,AND Army.Thanks very much Mike.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Pickering[/bold] wrote: Pete Woodley, is this an old picture of you in your school days ? (third from the right, bottom row) http://i.imgur.com/B tTgnPL.jpg[/p][/quote]Yes,it is ,this is fantastic,and has pleased me very much,now 5 am,and great to see an old photo of me.My wife is taking the mickey saying i still looked a miserable bleeder.Am lost as to how you found it and how you recognized me.I have lost all my photos of school,RAF,AND Army.Thanks very much Mike. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

5:17am Thu 17 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Mike Pickering wrote:
Pete Woodley, is this an old picture of you in your school days ?

(third from the right, bottom row)

http://i.imgur.com/B

tTgnPL.jpg
Yes,it is ,this is fantastic,and has pleased me very much,now 5 am,and great to see an old photo of me.My wife is taking the mickey saying i still looked a miserable bleeder.Am lost as to how you found it and how you recognized me.I have lost all my photos of school,RAF,AND Army.Thanks very much Mike.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Pickering[/bold] wrote: Pete Woodley, is this an old picture of you in your school days ? (third from the right, bottom row) http://i.imgur.com/B tTgnPL.jpg[/p][/quote]Yes,it is ,this is fantastic,and has pleased me very much,now 5 am,and great to see an old photo of me.My wife is taking the mickey saying i still looked a miserable bleeder.Am lost as to how you found it and how you recognized me.I have lost all my photos of school,RAF,AND Army.Thanks very much Mike. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

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