Four arrested on suspicion of drugs supply in Gloucester
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Four people have been arrested on suspicion of class A drugs supply after an investigation by officers from the Constabulary's specialist Vanguard team.
An investigation has been ongoing since last month (September) after concerns had been raised about drug dealing taking place in Gloucester city centre.
The team's work led them to an address in the Kingsholm area, where plain clothed officers observed a suspected drug deal take place.
Following a stop and search of a man, what is believed to be crack cocaine was found and he was arrested.
A man and a woman who left the address were also arrested and were both concealing drugs.
Another man, who was suspected to be linked to the drugs supply case, was later arrested from a different address in Gloucester.
Searches took place at addresses in the city yesterday (Thursday) and drugs paraphernalia and mobile phones were seized.
Three men from Gloucester, aged 20, 21 and 41, and a 19-year-old woman from Gloucester remain in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of the supply of class A drugs.
Sergeant Bobby George, from the Forest and Gloucester Vanguard Team, said: "Drug dealing can cause real harm to our communities and we'd encourage people to keep reporting any drugs related behaviour to us so that we can investigate.
"Information and intelligence from the public is vital, and can help us remove drugs from our streets and help protect vulnerable people."
Police are asking anyone who suspects drug dealing or suspicious activity taking place in their neighbourhood to report it to either Crimestoppers anonymously or police.