Five arrested in connection with drugs offences

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Five people have been arrested in connection with drugs offences in Milton Keynes.

At around 11.30pm on Tuesday, officers did a stop check on a group of men who were stood near a car in Lennon Drive.

One of the men made off from the scene on foot but was later located and arrested.

The car was searched and a bag containing cannabis deals and cash were recovered. More cannabis deals and cash were recovered nearby.

A 22-year-old man of no fixed abode, a 22-year-old man of no fixed abode, a 20-year old man from Milton Keynes, a 20-year-old man from Milton Keynes and a 21-year-old man from Newton Longville were all arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B (cannabis).

They have since been bailed pending further enquiries until August 5.

The cash, estimated to be in excess of £2,000, was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing was held today (18/6), at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court and an order was granted for the cash to be retained for six months.

Det Sgt James Shepherd from Local CID at Milton Keynes police station said: “This is another great example of the work Thames Valley Police officers are doing to disrupt illegal drugs supply in Milton Keynes. Illegal drugs can have a devastating impact on communities and their use and supply will not be tolerated in our community. I am pleased that the court also deemed it appropriate to grant a POCA order to retain the cash found in the possession of the offenders.

“If anyone has any information about crimes of this nature, please contact police via the 101 number.”

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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