Avon and Somerset Police arrested five people and seized suspected heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis in Bath on Saturday 25th March, after a man was stopped on the London Road and found to be in possession of one of the drugs.
Officers then searched his home address in the Kingsmead area, leading the seizure of suspected class A drugs and a large amount of cash and a further four arrests.
In all two men and three women aged between 21 and 49 were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.
Two women and a man were from Bath, one woman was of no fixed abode and the other man was from Camden in London. All were later released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Temporary Chief Inspector Kevin Thatcher said: “Our investigation into this incident continues and we’re keen to hear from anyone with information which could help the enquiry.
“I want to make it clear that we’re continuing to respond to information about drug crime, especially where it’s having an impact on vulnerable members of the community or leading to anti-social behaviour around people’s homes and businesses.
“We continue to be concerned about criminals from metropolitan centres travelling to cities like Bath and taking advantage of vulnerable people. I’d urge anyone who feels something isn’t right when it comes to unusual activity at a vulnerable person’s home, or who has any other information about crime, to contact us.”
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