Public alerts police about drugs

2015-09-15 06:00
Five suspects were suscceffully arrested on charges of drug possession and dealing in drugs during last week.

Five suspects were suscceffully arrested on charges of drug possession and dealing in drugs during last week.

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Five suspects were arrested during the course of the day on Tuesday on charges relating to the possession and dealing in drugs.

“The first suspect – a 48-year-old man – was arrested at 11:45 after the crime prevention unit were doing operations in the area,” says Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith.

“Members received information of a residence in Walmer Road, Parkwood where drugs are sold. The members then proceeded to the residence. Upon arrival at the flat a man opened and permission was asked to search the flat. Members then found 30 units of tik and 30 grams of tik,” Kleinsmith says.

At 12:40 members again received information about a flat in Harmony Court, Ottery where drugs is being sold.

“Upon arrival at the residence a woman opened and after being granted permission to search the flat members found 10 mandrax tablets, 73 dagga stoppe and an undisclosed amount of cash. A 34-year-old suspect was arrested.”

The third suspect – a 23-year-old man – was arrested at about 18:00 after members spotted him acting suspiciously in Ottery Road.

“Members searched the man and found 50 grams of dagga and an undisclosed amount of cash on him.”

At 20:00 members were driving in Turnstone Street, New Horizons when they spotted a suspicious man. Upon searching him, 10 mandrax tablets andtwo halves were found. A 27-year-old suspect was arrested.

The fifth suspect, a 48-year-old woman, was arrested at about 21:00 after members saw her acting suspiciously in Hector Avenue, Ottery.

Upon searching the woman, members found 166 packets of tik.

“Police will maintain their zero tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime. Strengthening the partnership between the community and the police is high on the agenda as it is contributing to reducing crime and the apprehension of perpetrators,” Kleinsmith says.

Station commander Colonel Shawn van Wyk has thanked members under his command and the respective communities in his precinct for a job well done in providing information to the police.

Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on08600 10111.

All information will be treated as highly confidential

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