Four charged after Sheerwater drugs swoop

TWO days of action have resulted in four people from Sheerwater being arrested and charged with drug-related offences.

Surrey Police officers, in conjunction with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, executed search warrants on October 15 and 22 in the Woking, Guildford, Camberley and Haslemere areas, as well as outside the county in London, Farnborough (Hampshire), and Sandhurst (Thames Valley).

DSC_0038It was an intelligence-led operation that followed months of planning in an attempt to disrupt the supply of Class A drugs locally. Woking Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Nolan Heather praised the success of the crackdown.

He said: “Drug use and the supply of drugs has a direct impact on our communities and is something we take extremely seriously.

“I hope the action we have taken is of reassurance to the public that we will act to make your neighbourhoods a safer place to live, and will take action when the public pass on information to us.”

Paul Hoad, 39 of Blackmore Crescent, was charged with allowing a premises to be used to supply Class A drugs. Sabrina Rapley, who is 27 and of Devonshire Avenue, was also charged with allowing a premises to be used in dealing Class A drugs, as well as supplying them herself.

James Adamson, 56 of Dartmouth Avenue, faces charges of  supplying Class A drugs, while 53-year-old Arthur Gower, a Perrin Court resident, had the same charges levelled against him.

All were due to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court last Friday, and will next be appearing at Guildford Crown Court on November 5.

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