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Three Arrested In Guildford During Police Drugs Raid

Published on: 16 Jun, 2012
Updated on: 18 Jun, 2012

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs after a warrant was executed in Haydon Place, Guildford on Friday morning (15 Jun).

‘uk skunkworks’ in Haydon Place the scene of the police raid

A man and two women, all in their 20s, were arrested at ‘uk skunkworks’, Haydon Place, after officers carried out a raid under the Misuse of Drugs Act. The shop is part of a chain of four stores in the South East of England. In a telephone call made by The Guildford Dragon NEWS a shopworker confirmed that the shop had been the subject of the police raid but said that the shop was again open for business.

Officers from Surrey Police and Surrey Trading Standards were also involved in the raid which took place just after 11am. Just yards away from the raid is the Guildford Youth and Community Centre and the closed premises of The Live and Let Live pub where drug dealing was, in the past, suspected to have taken place.

One nearby shopkeeper said, “There were lots of police vehicles going to and fro. I wondered what it was all about.”

Concerns about suspected drug trading in the area had been expressed at a recent ‘Police Panel’ meeting by local residents.

The uk skunkworks website states: “…we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in high quality smoking paraphernalia and, as you’ve seen we’ve packed our website full of it for your pleasure. UK Skunkworks has been trading for 6 years…”

“All our products are completely legal in the UK as they do not fall under the misuse of drugs act. We distribute worldwide and all our products carry the original manufacturers guarantee. Shopping with us is 100% safe & secure.” Their other branches are located in Bexleyheath, Brighton and Aldershot.

Detective Sergeant Amy Buffoni, of Surrey Police, said: “The execution of this warrant today sends out a clear message to the neighbourhood that we will take positive action in response to local concerns.

“I would encourage residents to continue providing us with information about any suspected drug misuse or any anti-social behaviour issues so we can ensure these activities do not have a detrimental affect on our communities.”

A police spokeswoman said: “If anyone is experiencing drug-related problems or any anti-social behaviour they should contact their Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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