Man wanted by police for three years found during drugs crackdown
A MAN wanted by police for three years was among four people arrested during a crackdown on county lines drug offences.
Officers from Lymington and New Milton joined with colleagues from Dorset Police and British Transport Police for the operation last Friday.
The man, who had been at large since 2018, was detained after being caught in possession of cannabis in North Road, Brockenhurst.
Handed a community resolution order for the class B drug offence, the 37-year-old villager was remanded to court. No further details were available from police.
Patrols at Christchurch railway station resulted in an 18-year-old man from Poole being caught with cash and cannabis on a Bournemouth-bound train. He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.
In Barton, police carried out a search after spotting a man and a youth in a vehicle in a car park, and uncovered cannabis.
One of the pair, an 18-year-old from Lymington, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug and driving while unfit through drugs. He also received a fixed-penalty notice for breaching lockdown restrictions.
He received a community resolution order for the possession offence and was released under investigation pending further enquiries for the drug-driving allegation.
The other, a 16-year-old boy, was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug, and was given a community resolution order.
A police Facebook post added: “The night did not get any better for them. The 16-year-old was taken home and his parents will now receive a warning letter regarding Covid breaches, and if he is seen out again, the parents can be fined.”