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Search warrants executed in Dorchester

Police in Dorchester have arrested a woman after warrants were executed at three addresses in the town.

On Saturday, 10 September 2011, officers searched two addresses in the Victoria Park area after warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. A further warrant under the Theft Act was executed in Poundbury.

The local Safer Neighbourhood Teams and patrol officers seized a number of items, including substances believed to be illegal drugs.

A 41-year-old Dorchester woman was arrested on suspicion of intent to supply drugs. She has been released on bail while police enquiries continue.

A 25-year-old Dorchester man also helped police with their enquiries.

Sergeant Steve Yeoman, of Dorchester Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "Dorchester is a really safe place to live, but we are never complacent, as this weekend’s action should demonstrate.

"Dorset Police is committed to tackling the alleged supply of drugs and I hope that our actions send out a clear message that we will not tolerate this sort of activity."

Dorchester Safer Neighbourhood Team would like to hear from anyone who has information about suspected drug use in their community.

Inspector Les Fry, Neighbourhood Inspector for Dorchester and Sherborne, added: "We will take proactive action in relation to anyone allegedly involved in the selling or dealing of controlled substances. The use of drugs causes immense personal cost and damage to lives which will not be tolerated.

"It is, as ever, essential that residents of Dorchester and the surrounding area continue to tell us about the issues in their communities – whether this relates to suspected drug offences, or other related criminal activity.

"Anyone with any information is urged to come forward and talk to us in confidence.

"We will continue, with the help of our partners, to address local concerns and priorities."

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 222 222 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.