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We have arrested a man on suspicion of supplying, or offering to supply, a psychoactive substance after more than 100 nitrous oxide canisters were found at his address.
On October 8, the man, aged 26, had his vehicle seized after checks revealed it was uninsured, and a search of the vehicle located a number of pills believed to be illegal drugs.
He was then arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and a search warrant was obtained to search the man’s home address in Royal Wootton Bassett.
Officers from RWB Team 5 conducted the search on Sunday (08/01) and found and seized 130 nitrous oxide canisters at the address and another connected vehicle.
The man was then further arrested on suspicion of supplying, or offering to supply, a psychoactive substance.
He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Acting Police Sergeant Ian Woodward said: “The law states it is legal to possess nitrous oxide but illegal to sell it, and it’s used by people seeking a high at great risk to their personal health.
“Members of the Royal Wootton Bassett community have been informing us of several sites where used nitrous oxide canisters have been left behind.
“We are taking this issue and reports seriously and will seek to prosecute anyone involved.”
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