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Lyme Regis: Seven held in drugs raids blitz
POLICE arrested seven men and seized cannabis in drugs raids on two properties in Lyme Regis.
Officers swooped on a ground floor flat in Lym Close and a flat in Roman Road on May 24.
They seized cannabis, drugs paraphernalia and cash from the property in Lym Close.
A 19-year-old man was arrested for obstructing police and men aged 32 and 59 were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug.
There were four more arrests for possession of cannabis at the flat in Roman Road.
Lyme policewoman PC Jo Tearall oversaw the operation after gaining a warrant from Weymouth Magistrates Court.
Police said the force had an ongoing commitment to tackle the production, supply and use of controlled substances in the area.
PC Tearall said: “We take the issue of drug misuse seriously and this should be a clear warning to anyone using, dealing or bringing drugs into our community.
“In Lyme we have reassuringly low levels of crime and drug misuse.
“However, we are determined to reduce that even further.”
Police are still calculating how much cannabis was seized and its street value.
Former town councillor Stan Williams, who is now chairman of Woodmead Halls, said he was glad to see efforts being made to tackle drugs problems in Lyme Regis.
He said that there had been problems over the years in the town.
He said: “I am sure there has been a problem for a very long time and in my opinion now the police are making a real effort.
“I am very pleased to see they are doing something.”
One man was released without charge, another received a warning, two men received penalty notices for disorder and the remainder were released on police bail until July 11.