Sunday, January 29, 2023

Two people charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs

TWO people have been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs following a warrant at a home in Milford Haven on Friday (Sep 28).

Junior Renford, aged 24, of Greenwich, and a 17-year-old from Bellingham in London, have been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply – one charge each for crack cocaine and the second charges for heroin. They have both been remanded in custody.

A 43-year-old man, a 31-year-old from Milford Haven, and a 15-year-old from London, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and have been released under investigation.

Safeguarding measures have been put in place for the 15-year-old over concerns she was brought to the area through county lines activity.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Evans said: “People living in The Mount Estate will have been aware of a high police presence following the warrant on Friday and through the weekend. 

“Police officers and PCSOs have conducted high visibility patrols, talking to and delivering leaflets to members of the community most affected by the supply of drugs and all the associated issues that brings. 

“Reaction in the community has been extremely positive, and we would like to thank residents for their support.

“These arrests are being linked with county lines, which is the name given to criminal activity from major cities using vulnerable children and adults to transport cash and drugs into rural areas. We will not tolerate gangs coming into our force area to deal drugs, and are doing all we can to stamp out county lines.

“We are determined to rid our community of the scourge of drugs dealers that travel into Pembrokeshire so will continue to work with partners and the community to achieve it.

“With this in mind, please continue to give us any information to assist us to protect those vulnerable people that fall prey to the dealers’ activities.”

To report anything suspicious or concerns about the selling and taking of drugs in your community call 101, or report online.

To report information anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For advice and information on County Lines drugs supply see the Dyfed-Powys Police Op Guardian advice page.

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