Man arrested and more than £13,000 worth of stolen goods, drugs and cash seized in Trowbridge
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A man has been arrested and more than £13,000 worth of stolen goods, drugs and cash seized following police activity in Trowbridge.
On Monday evening (06/09) officers from Operation Fortitude, Wiltshire Police’s proactive team dedicated to tackling the most prolific and serious offenders, witnessed a man leaving an address in Roundstone Street.
He was stopped and searched and found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected cocaine.
The officers then attended the house he had just left and carried out a search of the property.
They seized more than £10,000 worth of alcohol, tobacco and electrical products, all believed to be stolen goods, more than £1,000 worth of cocaine and more than £2,000 in cash.
They also seized a knuckleduster.
A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, interviewed and has since been released under investigation while our enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant Darren Penny, from Operation Fortitude, said: “We know how much our communities in Trowbridge are concerned about the supply of illegal drugs and I hope this provides reassurance that it is an issue we are taking incredibly seriously.
“We are carrying out proactive work to get drugs off our streets and apprehend offenders.
“We would continue to urge everything to report suspicious activity to us. If you are concerned about drug dealing in your area, please either call us on 101, or go to our website to report this.
“We will take that information on board and intelligence will be acted on.”