POLICE ASK FOR HELP IN IDENTIFYING CLASS A DRUG DEALERS – AND ISSUE A STARK WARNING

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Officers from Newport’s Neighbourhood Policing Team are asking for the public’s help in identifying Class A drug dealers in the town – and have issued a stark warning to those dealing in the area.

Police say they know that individuals and groups are selling Class A drugs in locations such as Victoria Recreation Ground, Nine Acres Playing Field and Newport Quay. Overt patrols have been stepped up in those areas with the aim of disrupting illegal activity.

The consumption and dealing of drugs does damage to both individuals and the wider community. This includes, but is not limited to, shoplifting, overdoses and cuckooing – where vulnerable individuals are taken advantage of.

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Have you seen people hanging around the park? What times are they there? What is the registration mark of that vehicle you see making regular drop offs?

Islanders are being asked to provide Police with information about any suspicious activity, in confidence, via 101, online or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A spokesperson for Newport NPT has said:

“Telling us doesn’t make you a grass but it might save someone’s life. However insignificant it might seem we need your information to make our communities safer”.

 

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Me2you
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Keep eyes peeled, let’s get the scum locked up as it sounds like kids/teenage are being targeted

anony
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Teenagers and Kids are being targeted no doubt about it. They are a horrible lot and needs cracking down, they are over here in Sandown, Shanklin and Lake as well. Clear as day.

Vision
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So this article “ Police say they know that individuals and groups are selling Class A drugs in locations such as Victoria Recreation Ground, Nine Acres Playing Field and Newport Quay. Overt patrols have been stepped up in those areas with the aim of disrupting illegal activity“ why do the police need people to help? They stated “they know the places and individuals concerned.
If that is the case may I respectfully ask them to go and do their job!
I’ll get the thumbs down (criticism of police and Tory party not to be allowed). But really!

TooRisky
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Well good luck to Newport Neighbourhood team.
I wouldn’t trust the team where I am enough to submit a report though. Bit too dodgy.
Grass in confidence? Not where I live.

I wonder if they’ll discover or bother with the nice little cannabis factory that’s being set up this weekend down the road?

yhfdxcbgg
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weed is not class a

Mary Jamerson
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These people need to be reported. So called grass is then only a beginning for many, as children smoke it, they become used to it, and when they feel their lives are more stressed as they age, then they want something stronger. Bert watches programmes on it all. I finds it too depressing, worry over our grandchildren i do

yhfdxcbgg
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you can always use the same argument for alcohol. i know a lot of people going from alcohol to class a rather than weed to class a

Bob
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Alcohol cost the tax payer more than weed makes people angry never met a punchy weed smoker there legalise it once they work out how to tax it ban alcohol and free the weed

Bob
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And also they nick ya for a joint but the uk is one of the biggest exporters of legal weed in the world so were happy to make money on it but stop people using it

Binky
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Bob alcohol may cost tax payers, BUT think how much tax the Gov get, AND think how much work alcohol creates, for pubs, clubs, etc. They get back more than the ‘cost’ to society a thousand times over.

Yet with dope, it is only some low life grower making thousands, paying no tax, but still harming the minds and bodies of those who indulge too much, and those who become the victims of crime to pay to buy such from dealers and growers.

The Gov get no tax on it, BUT all the costs piled on the NHS for those affected by such.

Like alcohol not all likely will be messed up from dope, but not all are from alcohol, IF people like the teacher growing were to pay 50% tax on the income from the crop to HMG, then this would cover the cost of mental and physical health problems and policing for victims of related crime, then not such an issue for me.

I don’t ‘care’ if people choose to do anything, so long as it is not ‘me’ who pays for their joy or injuries or untimely demise.

your all stupid
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grow up you moron you probably believe in god and think jimmy savvile wasn’t such a bad person because he worked for the bbc

Binky
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Imagine groups of the vile Jimmy Savile types, roaming streets, deliberately targeting young white girls.

Are ANY of their names as ‘used’ in such a way as Savile’s?

He was a vile one off, they are numerous, and, as there are gangs not a gang of them, clearly can’t all be mental, just evil.

If it the victims and perpetrator’s race or colour were reversed the BBC would NEVER have dropped the crime as quickly as it did, AND we would know their names better than Savile’s and they would make documentaries about it, and call for changes in the law.

So don’t think I like the BBC, the most biased against the British company that there now is imo.

stupid is as stupid does
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Well you call people stupid but do those people know the difference between:
your
and
you’re ?

And what’s the Jimmy Saville reference? Bit close to home?
lol

Opinions Matter
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Alcohol is legal, drugs including weed are not.

Sam
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Exactly, so those who drink alcohol regularly, would they then not do it if it became illegal? Prohibition results say not.

anony
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Me too.

Sophie
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It didn’t mention weed?!?!?

anony
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It is still a drug and illegal. GET RID OF IT!!! Sort yerself out!

Martin W
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toorisky

Yes what is needed is a way of reporting online but without any trace back to us.

People don’t trust the Police now, rightly or wrongly.

Yet we are getting sick of seeing nasty individuals claiming free housing, council tax, and turning their lofts or shed or garages into growing factories making thousands yet not working and being funded by us workers via our taxes. They roar around in expensive cars, all paid for by crime yet are never seemingly questioned of the wherewithal which provided such as it certainly for most, teacher excepted, isn’t a well paid job.

Maybe the echo could set up a link with the police?

Two-tier enforcement
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Absolutely it is correct not to trust the IoW police.
Far to cosy with criminals over here.
And who looks into any ‘complaints’ – the person who shares the teaboat. Well no investigation at all then.
I remember the days when police were brought in from other areas (okay because they were likely below par, but anyways) specifically to avoid the cosy cosy relationship that all too many of them now enjoy with the IoW ‘criminal’ fraternity.
Sorry – ‘community policing’ as it is called now – when you let your mates off.

But then you have the Prime Minister now supporting people who do what they want so the very clear message is – if you are in the right club and your face fits then that is all that matters.
Which it has been on IoW for decades re policing.

None ur buisness
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Where is this factory bud asking for friend

GuestBert
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Next to the other one

Millie Gladman
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Lol

Binky
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Can’t an anonymous link be provided on here for people to report these vile, greedy people?

Many feel ill at ease in reporting dealers and growers fearing they will become a victim of reprisal attacks.

Whilst any link will get crank or spite false info, the Police could easily go on those names and addresses which have several people report them.

As we read on here today children in Ryde have wind of a teacher growing. If true this is becoming a serious downward slide into accepting drugs as inevitable, especially when those we entrust to care for children are involved.

A safe link could end all these greedy individuals, whom it must be remembered are NOT paying any tax on the thousands of cash they take from those who likely often have used crime to pay for their dirty little habit.

Whilst all the dope heads, growers and middle men petty dealers will vote down such comments, no matter, if reporting one grower, especially one entrusted to care for children is achieved it may only save one or two from the horrors of getting into ever more hard core drugs later in life it will be more than worth it.

Why should these people abuse the system, gaining wealth but then we end up being their victims from the crime that such invokes.

Martin
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Trouble with ‘anonymous’ is that whatever/wherever you send an internet connected link, your IP goes with it.( VPN excluded, but not foolproof)

Joey Maloney
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The police know half of them anyway.
They just don’t bother doing anything on the basis that they stick to their own areas and (most important) aren’t near any staff or colleagues…….

Frank Peters
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So, let me see.
The Police gave asked members if the Public to ‘assist’ them in doing their job.
Nothing wrong with that in theory, however, of late with the Pandemic, MANY officers have been exercising what could be termed as their own interpretation of the advisory information given by the Government.
Some (not ALL) have demonstrated their lack of impartiality over the years in letting certain people off with ‘warnings’, if it even gets that far.
Sorry, I used to have great respect for the Police, but unfortunately now, I would be very concerned as to just how ‘anonymous’ information given would remain!

Binky
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Frank Peters
Whilst many, myself included sympathise with your sentiments about the Police, or at least some of them, being arrogant, unpleasant in manner, and sarcastic or worse at times, it doesn’t alter the fact that ‘they’ are all we have between us and totally anarchy and totally uncontrolled crime.

Many of us have been polite and have been treated in an offhand manner by the Police, which one expects if we are ignorant or rude to them, but it doesn’t alter the fact that drug dealers are ruining the lives of many innocent people.

I for one don’t really care if an adult takes drugs, as they no any risks, and if they die I would not care less. But what I don’t like is young children who honestly don’t know any better, being supplied with such.

As years ago a child thought they looked grown up to smoke, now they feel so by doing drugs.

Some, if they live will grow out of it, but many won’t, and the cost of crime to pay for their habit will effect us all, and even if not directly it will by us having to pay more taxes to pay for their eventual ‘treatment’ for some aliment from indulging in drugs.

Whilst the same can be said from those who abuse alcohol, at least tax is paid to cover the cost of the NHS treating the odd alcoholic.

No tax is paid by drug users or the suppliers, so the tax payer bears the entire cost of trying to ‘help’ those thick enough to have to be in a permanent haze of non reality because their dim heads can’t face real life without such.

So report these people if you can do so safely, and as I said the Police should be able to provide a link which we could report the names and addresses, car numbers, etc of those growing, supplying and dealing and once these greedy beings have been made an example of with heavy sentences, then less would do so.

Clearly the only reason that those with a profession in education etc would risk growing in a garage is ‘because’ the risk of getting caught is low and the sentence if caught is so feeble it makes risking losing a good job, your reputation and disgracing your wife and children seem worth it.

So whilst we may feel it is not right to ‘help’ the Police, we are in fact helping ourselves firstly as it is us that will pay the price if this boom in growing is not ended or cut.

Courts ought to help by imposing a heavy a sentence as they are allowed and give fiscal punishments to recoup much of the illicit made income.

IF we tolerate this, then our children will be next.

Sunnydaze
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There wouldn’t be this drug problem if the courts would hand out heavier sentences or fines…a telling off or warning is no deterrent……

Mark
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If I see anything illegal going on, I will be informing the police, without a moments hesitation.

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Good for you Mark. What people are forgetting, if they know of any weed growers or scummy drug dealers selling class a, if they call Crime stoppers, they DO NOT have to give their name. That’s what ANONYMOUS means people!

Anon
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Report flat 3 42 New street Newport po301px they deal drugs and stink the place out

Hcrookes
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Reported so many times and nothing been done!

effin junkies
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yes – same here – reported the foul stench of weed to the landlord and police on numerous occasions – provided the name and address of the perpetrator and times that it happens and guess what…absolutely nothing done about it -zero – person still lives there caning weed like there is no tomorrow – stinking out the entire building.

my option – move out, although I do not see why I should have to move to protect my health when the police should be kicking the little cxxts door in and arresting, him, fining him and jailing him, if he has a large amount of weed on the premises.

Paul Anthony
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And all the covid19 and restrictions go out the window? Police are more likely to be carrying it……they dont follow the rules and dont use face masks?

Edgar-of-9
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Good old pen and paper, done with gloves on is a pretty anonymous way to pass on information.
Added to that, don’t tell anyone you’ve sent it,
AND, don’t sign your name Pike

Binky
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Ed, and don’t lick the stamp, they will have your dna on record then.
Just write FREEPOST on the envelope using your left hand after you have sat on it for an hour to make it numb, and throw the pen in a wheely bin miles from your home.

Write it outside, in disposable paper overalls so they can’t track clothing fibres.

Also wear full face covering, and latex gloves as hair, skin particles and small amounts of saliva etc can fall onto the page providing so much dna, they could ‘create’ you in a lab, rather than bother to hunt for you.

Also when you write it outside, do so in a location far from home. Otherwise they use pollen particles which settle on the paper to trace your location via species of flora specific to your surroundings.

Post in a location on the mainland if you can, to avoid any tiny traces of paint particles from the post box giving any info to the forensic boys.

Burn all disposable gloves, paper suit, headgear on someone else’s bonfire after first soaking them in neat bleach and allowing to dry just in case a small fragment escapes the flames.

Bob Frapples
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Ahhh so it was you who sent the letter with no clues left on it

your all stupid
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did you know it is actually possible to see who you are even though you have used an alias on this site through a simple tracing app you can download on any smartphone for about 15 pounds a month, which will give you the details address etc of the computer used to post your comments on island echo … just food for thought

anon
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did you know that most internet service providers in the UK use an “address range” for the IP addressess of their customers –
To get specifics you will have to get the ISP to release it.

apps are lies and not worth the money paid for them

Binky
Binky
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No you are just ‘worried’ that you, your family and friends are at real risk from being caught by people informing. Hence the post to try to put people off.

Teacher would say ‘Must try harder’, but then again not all teachers are innocent of such now is he?

Anon
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They finally raided my neighbour yesterday in Newport and smashed the door down
They stink the whole building out with the smell of weed and God knows what else which doesn’t smell. I call it the drug den.

anony
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I find this absolutely shocking. This should not have happened, as soon as the police smell it and detect it, they should be locked up, evicted, and fined. No buts about it… Make them live in hell, none of the is what a glorious life this is on the Isle of Wight. They will only spread the disease and eventually your beloved Isle of Wight will be a drug lord ghetto. TIME IT STOPPED!!!! and NOW before it is too late!!! I am appalled by the number of young people smoking it openly in the streets. Disgraceful. IOW council and police should be ashamed.

anon
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this is what happens when you have senior police officers promoted after only 4 years in the job and officers on the ground who do not do anything more than scan twitter for pronoun errors, rather than bashing in doors. They are too scared to tackle real criminals these days.

anony
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I will keep my eyes peeled. But I do know that there are activities going on outside bay school, and sandown train station by the under tunnel. I do hope you get on top of this, as I worry for the next generation. Horrible habit is drugs, does absolutely nothing for you except make you very poor and dirty. SAY NO TO DRUGS!!!

Qwertyuiop
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Not sure if It was actually a police woman or like a helper, but a woman came up to me and my friend on nine acres field and asked us if we were meeting a dealer, we thought it was strange but now I’ve seen this it makes sense

Bob Frapples
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Not sure if the police know how to stop drugs but if you start at the buyer then work back to the dealer then find the supplier you’ll probably stop drugs the police never go right to the root of the problem, other option give them all the drugs they want free and let them kill themselves

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