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Operation sees eight arrests in connection with crackdown on suspected drug activity in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 17:31 19 December 2018

Suffolk police made the arrests during a week of action. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Suffolk police made the arrests during a week of action. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Police in Suffolk made eight arrests in connection with a week-long crackdown on alleged class A drug activity in Bury St Edmunds.

Such action was taken as part of the force’s ongoing work on Operation Velocity.

It is estimated that £6,000 worth of drugs were recovered during the week, as well as around £2,000 in cash.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine and two arrests were made on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine or heroin with intent to supply in connection with the operation, which began last Monday.

Another arrest was made for suspected possession of cannabis, one was on suspicion of being concerned in supplying class A drugs, and another on suspicion of shoplifting.

Harry McLaughlin, of Springfield Road, Bury St Edmunds, was charged with possession of cocaine in connection with the operation.

He was released on bail to appear before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on December 28.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, suspicion of possessing cannabis and a knife, and on suspicion of money laundering in connection with the week of action.

He was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

And a 19-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, and subsequently released under investigation.

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