3 ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRUG DEALING AFTER POLICE RAID RYDE PROPERTIES

3 people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following 2 raids on properties in Ryde this morning (Monday), with Police locating a knuckle duster and a stun gun at the first address.

Officers conducted a warrant at an address in St James Street at around 08:00, smashing down the front door of a residential property.

A search was carried out and subsequently a 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs and being concerned in the supply of Class C drugs. A 28-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs.

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A second 28-year-old man, who was also located in the property, was arrested for an unrelated matter on suspicion of assault and theft.

Police say that a knuckle-duster and stun gun – which are considered offensive weapons – were also found in the address and have been seized.

It’s understood that another address in Ryde has also been searched today, resulting in a 27-year-old male being arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs.

All 4 men remain in custody at Newport Police Station at this time.

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Enquiries are ongoing say Hampshire Constabulary.

 

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Banner
Banner
7 days ago

Lots of houses in Newport that could do with a early morning knock at the door.

SUZIE
SUZIE
Reply to  Banner
7 days ago

Not just Newport, Island wide.

isleofwighter
isleofwighter
Reply to  SUZIE
7 days ago

That’s right. Here in Freshwater youths on noisy motorbikes continually go round delivering drugs with impunity, especially in the evenings. We have reported this numerous times, as have others – but nothing is ever done. . There is so much druggery in the village, one can smell the pungent aroma in many places here and some children have become users too.
Certainly me and other concerned residents have lost faith in the police, after reporting it so often – they have been a total let down.

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Bird table
Reply to  SUZIE
6 days ago

Not just Islandwide, Countrywide.

smokey
smokey
7 days ago

is it the same addresses thats been done over and over again

Islander born & bred
Islander born & bred
Reply to  smokey
7 days ago

If so, it’s a shame they can’t be booted off the Island. Sick of the namby pamby softly softly they are all sacred human beings approach put out into our society by the revolting do good brigade.

Naaaa naaa
Naaaa naaa
Reply to  smokey
3 days ago

Yes it is

Gary Toul
Gary Toul
7 days ago

That’s my weekend ruined.

Iptv
Iptv
Reply to  Gary Toul
6 days ago

Ha ha ha

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
7 days ago

All scum.
Want a long prison sentence.

fred
fred
7 days ago

Maybe they should look at legalising it and licencing the sale of it like alcohol. Will remove the revenue steam of a lot of criminals. Personally I don’t like it but something needs to change.

Maybe worth a try.
Maybe worth a try.
Reply to  fred
6 days ago

I do agree with Fred to an extent, but the dealers would carry on and undercut prices as they would not be paying the duty and taxes that the legal suppliers would.
I think it is an option to consider , but much harsher sentences for dealers is also essential as they currently get off pretty much unpunished.
It would certainly reduce petty crime which fund the addicts buying, and would reduce the criminal gangs revenue streams.
Worth a try if well thought out before the next generation of our children are groomed and hooked by the evil gang bosses.
More checks at ferries may help too, and at the numerous marinas where private boats moor.

Sunshine
Sunshine
6 days ago

Dig a big hole, throw these low life in and bury them.

Islander born & bred
Islander born & bred
Reply to  Sunshine
6 days ago

Haha, I can just imagine the do good brigade throwing up their hands in horror at that remark. When they have stopped wringing them that is! “Sacred hooman beeings” and all that. But yes, that would solve a lot of problems that cause upset in our soft on drug crime society.

Fedup
Fedup
Reply to  Sunshine
5 days ago

Whilst that idea is appealing, these are the lowest links in the chain and police know who the bigger fish are on Island as they launder money through eateries and car dealers, time to remove them from The Island also.

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