POLICE have arrested two men in an area of Kinson residents claim is visited more often by drug dealers than the ice cream man.

As reported in the Daily Echo, people living in Gillam Road and Western Avenue say dealers make three drop-offs to desperate addicts every day.

On Wednesday, September 13, officers from the Northbourne and Wallisdown Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property in Western Avenue.

A spokesperson from the team said: "Before the warrant was executed, officers stopped a vehicle in the area at 5.10pm.

"A 46-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of entering into or being concerned in the acquisition, retention or use of or control of criminal property and possession of a class A drug.

"A further vehicle was stopped in the area at 5.42pm before a search of the property was carried out.

"A quantity of what was believed to be herbal cannabis as well as three large wraps of white powder were found in the address.

"A 57-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply, possessing a class B drug and driving offences.

"Both of the arrested men are assisting officers with their enquiries."

One woman living in Kinson had previously told the Echo: "You see it all the time - it's almost become a normal, everyday thing.

"The dealers come along three times a day - once at 10am, once at around 3pm or 3.30pm, and then once after that.

"All the addicts stand in a circle and the dealers drive a car around, lean out of the window and drop off packages of drugs."

The woman, who returned to Kinson to care for a relative, added: "They're more regular than the ice cream van around here."