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Further Three Bailed Following Arrests As Result Of Operation Hearth

Published on: 30 Nov, 2012
Updated on: 30 Nov, 2012

Three men are currently on bail following a Surrey Police operation aimed at targeting those involved in the supply of Class A drugs across the west of the county.

Operation Hearth saw officers from Surrey and Sussex police forces raid a dozen addresses on Thursday, November 29, across Guildford, Woking and Surrey Heath. The activity focused on suspects linked to the illegal supply of drugs and was the first phase of an unprecedented crackdown on those criminals travelling into the county to supply local dealers.

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A 43-year-old man from Guildford arrested for possession of a Class B drug and handling of stolen goods is on bail until January, 3, 2013.

A 39-year-old woman from Woking arrested for possession of Class A heroin has been bailed until December 11, 2012.

A 17-year-old youth from Guildford arrested for the possession of a Class B drug has been bailed to an intervention clinic.

Two men from London were arrested on Wednesday, November 28; a 21-year-old man has been charged with possession with intent to supply having been discovered with 19 wraps of cocaine. An 18-year-old has been charged with possession of a Class B drug and has been bailed until December 12, with a bail condition not to enter Surrey.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Karen Mizzi said: “The activity in our communities yesterday was just the start of a campaign to tackle those offenders coming into Surrey to sell drugs to local dealers. We are determined to pursue those who are responsible for blighting our neighbourhoods with illegal drugs and will be continuing our campaign to search out these offenders and those involved in associated criminality, such as burglary and the handling of stolen goods – there is a clear link between drug users funding their habit by committing such offences.

“My message to offenders is be warned, we are actively aiming to flush you out and bring you to justice in order our neighbourhoods can be enjoyed as safe, pleasant places to live and work.

“We will continue working with our partners to keep the streets clean of drugs and crime and I would like to remind the public that any information which can help target further offenders in our neighbourhoods should be passed to officers on 101 or to the independent charity Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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Responses to Further Three Bailed Following Arrests As Result Of Operation Hearth

  1. Fiona White Reply

    November 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you to Surrey Police for the work you are doing to catch those who are supplying drugs in Surrey and particularly in Guildford. These dealers and their customers cause a lot of misery to people living around them. There is a very clear message to them from our residents. It is simply “You are not welcome here”.

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