Police have continued their crackdown on drug related crime in the Runnymede area after making six arrests and seizing stolen property and suspected Class A drugs. In the early hours o November 4th, the officers from the Neighbourhood Support Team made their arrests. The warrants were obtained after the discovery of four suspected cannabis factories in the Runnymede area last month.
The locations; Station Road and School Lane in Egham; Elmbank Avenue in Englefield Green and Frithwald Road in Chertsey saw the police sequester property that included mobile phones and an undisclosed sum of cash, as well as the suspected drugs.
Officers carried out four arrests in Englefield Green, arresting three men and one woman. Two of the men, aged 39 and 47, as well the 38-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of the possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply but were released on police bail until December 19. The other suspect arrested in Englefield Green, a 41-year-old male, who was arrested on the same charge; suspicion of possessing and intending to supplyClass A and B drugs, was released on bail until December 16.
Furthermore, police also arrested a 35-year-old man in Egham in connection with possessing Class A drugs and a 32year-old man from Chertsey on suspicion of the possession of controlled drugs. Both men were released on bail until December 20.
Sergeant Stuart Dalladay claimed that he was “very pleased (with the) significant number of arrests and seizure of suspected drugs.” Although he claimed that Surrey Police was in the process of ‘robust action’ against the possession and supply of drugs it cannot be ignored that they are becoming a recurring issue in the local community. The Founder previouslyreported on a series of drug-related raids and the arrest of one man believed to have been growing numerous cannabis plants in his back garden. After his subsequent arrest, Surrey Police claimed that it was confident that there was not a drug problem in the Runnymede area. However, after the most recent events this claim is surely thrown into doubt.
The investigation continues.