Haul of suspected class A drugs seized in raid on home at Pembridge House on Salisbury Road in Fordingbridge
A HAUL of suspected class A drugs was seized when police raided a property at a Fordingbridge housing block early last Friday morning.
Two occupants were detained after the officers forced their way into the home at Pembridge House in Salisbury Road shortly before 7am, executing a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs act.
The operation involved the Ringwood and Fordingbridge neighbourhood policing team and the New Forest neighbourhood enforcement team.
Along with the substances, other items they seized included mobile phones and drug paraphernalia.
A 32-year-old local man has since been interviewed in connection with the suspected offence of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.
No arrests were made, but investigations and enquiries are continuing.
Police told afterwards how the raid sent out a clear message that drug-related activity would not be tolerated in local communities.
New Forest district commander Ch. Insp. Nick Marsden said: “Officers continue to tackle drug-related activity across the New Forest, but can only do so with the support and information from our communities.
“As the eyes and ears on the ground, please continue to let us know about activity in the area in which you live.
“The more information you share with us, the more we can develop this, and the more action we can take, including the execution of warrants and the targeting of criminals causing the most harm to our communities."
Officers have also joined forces with partner agencies, including Sovereign Housing Association which works to protect vulnerable residents in the area.
Sovereign issued a notice to two people, without tenancy rights, who were found inside the property that morning.
Anyone with information about drug dealing in their neighbourhood can contact officers online at hampshire.police.uk or by calling 101, but 999 should always be dialled in an emergency.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously at crimestoppers-uk.org or on 0800 555 111.