Drugs raid in Worcester - £800 of heroin and crack cocaine seized and three arrested

Drugs raid in Worcester - £800 of heroin and crack cocaine seized and three arrested

Drugs raid in Worcester - £800 of heroin and crack cocaine seized and three arrested

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POLICE raided a ground floor flat in central Worcester, seizing £800 of heroin and crack cocaine.

Officers from West Mercia Police used an enforcer to batter their way into the property at 10am yesterday (Thursday).

The officers from South Worcestershire Proactive CID executed a search warrant under the misuse of drugs act.

As a result a 58-year-old man and 29-year-old both from Worcester, and a 29-year-old man from Walsall were arrested for being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

Heroin and crack cocaine valued at around £800 was seized. Officers were acting on intelligence and calls from members of the public.

All three men were bailed pending further enquiries and will return to the Police station in August.

DI Stuart Murphy said: "Drugs bring misery to so many people and blight lives. They also bring anti social behaviour to areas where drugs are being sold. I would urge the public to contact their local Police to report any suspicious activity. This shows that our communities will not tolerate drug abuse, if our communities provide information we will act."

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3:54pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Tobster says...

For the layman, £800 worth of the drugs in question would be roughly one fifth of the pile of powder shown in this article's illustration.

I just thought I'd put some context on this. While I don't condone the actions of those arrested, and I applaud the efforts of the police; the quantities involved will in all likelihood be regarded as for the purpose of possession not supply.
For the layman, £800 worth of the drugs in question would be roughly one fifth of the pile of powder shown in this article's illustration. I just thought I'd put some context on this. While I don't condone the actions of those arrested, and I applaud the efforts of the police; the quantities involved will in all likelihood be regarded as for the purpose of possession not supply. Tobster
  • Score: 5

4:54pm Fri 20 Jun 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Tobster wrote:
For the layman, £800 worth of the drugs in question would be roughly one fifth of the pile of powder shown in this article's illustration.

I just thought I'd put some context on this. While I don't condone the actions of those arrested, and I applaud the efforts of the police; the quantities involved will in all likelihood be regarded as for the purpose of possession not supply.
How can you tell? There is nothing to give a sense of scale to the picture. How is it possible to tell whether it shows a teaspoonful or a sackful of what could well be icing sugar?
According to The Independent the street price of Heroin is now as low as £40 per gramme. Assuming a similar density to sugar, 5 teaspoonfuls would be worth £800.
As the arrests have made for "being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs." hopefully that is what they will be charged with.
[quote][p][bold]Tobster[/bold] wrote: For the layman, £800 worth of the drugs in question would be roughly one fifth of the pile of powder shown in this article's illustration. I just thought I'd put some context on this. While I don't condone the actions of those arrested, and I applaud the efforts of the police; the quantities involved will in all likelihood be regarded as for the purpose of possession not supply.[/p][/quote]How can you tell? There is nothing to give a sense of scale to the picture. How is it possible to tell whether it shows a teaspoonful or a sackful of what could well be icing sugar? According to The Independent the street price of Heroin is now as low as £40 per gramme. Assuming a similar density to sugar, 5 teaspoonfuls would be worth £800. As the arrests have made for "being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs." hopefully that is what they will be charged with. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bigboobzbeans says...

name and shame these people,,
name and shame these people,, bigboobzbeans
  • Score: 6

11:33am Sat 21 Jun 14

Tobster says...

New Kid on the Block wrote:
Tobster wrote:
For the layman, £800 worth of the drugs in question would be roughly one fifth of the pile of powder shown in this article's illustration.

I just thought I'd put some context on this. While I don't condone the actions of those arrested, and I applaud the efforts of the police; the quantities involved will in all likelihood be regarded as for the purpose of possession not supply.
How can you tell? There is nothing to give a sense of scale to the picture. How is it possible to tell whether it shows a teaspoonful or a sackful of what could well be icing sugar?
According to The Independent the street price of Heroin is now as low as £40 per gramme. Assuming a similar density to sugar, 5 teaspoonfuls would be worth £800.
As the arrests have made for "being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs." hopefully that is what they will be charged with.
It was more of a qualitative example to illustrate the fact that we are dealing with a small pile of powder and not a cargo container.

We've successfully arrested a couple of junkies who in all likelihood will get a slap on the wrist, and not solved a big chunk of Worcester's drug problems as this article would otherwise imply.
[quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tobster[/bold] wrote: For the layman, £800 worth of the drugs in question would be roughly one fifth of the pile of powder shown in this article's illustration. I just thought I'd put some context on this. While I don't condone the actions of those arrested, and I applaud the efforts of the police; the quantities involved will in all likelihood be regarded as for the purpose of possession not supply.[/p][/quote]How can you tell? There is nothing to give a sense of scale to the picture. How is it possible to tell whether it shows a teaspoonful or a sackful of what could well be icing sugar? According to The Independent the street price of Heroin is now as low as £40 per gramme. Assuming a similar density to sugar, 5 teaspoonfuls would be worth £800. As the arrests have made for "being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs." hopefully that is what they will be charged with.[/p][/quote]It was more of a qualitative example to illustrate the fact that we are dealing with a small pile of powder and not a cargo container. We've successfully arrested a couple of junkies who in all likelihood will get a slap on the wrist, and not solved a big chunk of Worcester's drug problems as this article would otherwise imply. Tobster
  • Score: 5

3:36pm Sat 21 Jun 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Let's hope that the Police take the view that a couple of £10 bags is personal a couple of spoonfuls is Jail.
We both agree that a slap on the wrist won't work.
Let's hope that the Police take the view that a couple of £10 bags is personal a couple of spoonfuls is Jail. We both agree that a slap on the wrist won't work. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 1

8:08am Sun 22 Jun 14

green49 says...

Name and shame, harder sentences and if they want to put this stuff in there bodies let have it all at once, i have seen what this stuff and others do to people but no one makes them do it but the taxpayer picks up the bill AGAIN when they suffer the consequences.
Name and shame, harder sentences and if they want to put this stuff in there bodies let have it all at once, i have seen what this stuff and others do to people but no one makes them do it but the taxpayer picks up the bill AGAIN when they suffer the consequences. green49
  • Score: 2

7:16pm Sun 22 Jun 14

DarrenM says...

£8 more like given the police's tendency to over inflate the value of any drug seizures. I note its by the rather Orwellian sounding "Proactive CID" - presumably they no longer wait on intelligence and then "react" they just going around smashing peoples doors in at random now on the off chance they've got drugs....
£8 more like given the police's tendency to over inflate the value of any drug seizures. I note its by the rather Orwellian sounding "Proactive CID" - presumably they no longer wait on intelligence and then "react" they just going around smashing peoples doors in at random now on the off chance they've got drugs.... DarrenM
  • Score: 1

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