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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Barrow police to crack down on drug dealers

POLICE in Barrow will be targeting drug dealers over Christmas in a bid to rid the community of drug problems.

Drug detection dogs have be used in the town’s most popular nightspots and police are working closely with pub and club owners to identify those suspected of possessing drugs.

Inspector Mike O’Hagan, Barrow Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We have done a lot of work in the run up to Christmas doing proactive work in the hot spots in the town centre and working with people in the night time economy, making sure people who should be excluded from the town centre are excluded.

“Officers will be targeting those who are suspected to be in possession of drugs. Illegal drugs will not be tolerated in our area and the message is clear – we will enforce the law on this issue.

“Those who use legal highs may also find themselves being prosecuted as contrary to popular belief, many of the substances being sold as legal highs are actually drugs covered by the Misuse of Drugs Act.

“We focus our attentions on drug-use as it can help prevent drug-related crimes such as burglaries as the drug-user needs the money to feed their habit. Unfortunately the victims are very often law-abiding innocent people who have their Christmas ruined as a consequences of the crime.”

Anyone with information on drug supply or drug-use is asked to contact Police on 101.
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Good to hear But when will the police acknowledge that the drug problem reaches out beyond Cornwallis St and the usual suspects ? When will a few of the local so called privileged set be brought to book ? Drug figures and statistics are the fodder for the police but actually tell us nothing of the real misuse within society.

Posted by k.hardman on 17 December 2013 at 17:40

Great news, lets just hope when the scumbags are brought in front of the judge that they support the police and give out proper sentances for these low lifes

Posted by Local on 17 December 2013 at 13:31

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