Shortly after 4:30PM on Friday afternoon, 19 July, officers conducted a proactive operation under the Misuse of Drugs Law at an address off Town Hall Road in West Bay, in response to community concerns about the selling of drugs at the location. Persons at the location were searched and drug paraphernalia was found in the possession of one of the men there. A vehicle at the location belonging to the same man was also searched, and a small quantity of suspected cocaine was recovered.
Four persons: two women ages 58 and 64, and two men ages 41 and 48, all of West Bay, were subsequently arrested. The 41-year-old was arrested on suspicion of consumption of a controlled drug, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of drug paraphernalia. The others were arrested on suspicion of consumption of a controlled drug and being concerned in the possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
They have been bailed as investigations continue.