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PUBLISHED: 17:46 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 July 2010

POLICE sent a warning to drug dealers in the town this week when they raided four homes in south Great Yarmouth simultaneously on Wednesday morning.

Intelligence led police to believe a number of individuals were involved in drug dealing - mainly cannabis - and secured four search warrants for homes on Barkis Road, Admiralty Road and Bethel Court.

POLICE sent a warning to drug dealers in the town this week when they raided four homes in south Great Yarmouth simultaneously on Wednesday morning.

Intelligence led police to believe a number of individuals were involved in drug dealing - mainly cannabis - and secured four search warrants for homes on Barkis Road, Admiralty Road and Bethel Court.

Officers from the South Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team joined with police tactical teams from Yarmouth and Norwich in an operation involving about 25 officers.

After a briefing at Yarmouth police station on Wednesday morning teams rolled out to

the four addresses which were raided simultaneously just after 9am.

Police targeted two addresses

on Barkis Road, where

officers carried out fingertip searches. A police drugs dog

also made a search of the

homes and a small amount of cannabis was recovered from one of them. A 17-year-old man received a street caution for possession of cannabis.

A man in his 30s from Admiralty Road was arrested and later charged for possession of amphetamine.

Police seized a quantity of cash from several houses along with a small amount of cannabis.

Later in the afternoon officers raided a further two homes - one at Trafalgar Square in Yarmouth where a woman in her 30s was arrested and subsequently released on police bail for possession of cannabis.

And a 24-year-old man from Breydon Road, Cobholm, was arrested for possession of cannabis.

The operation was led by Sgt Phil Gray, of South Yarmouth SNT. He said: “This joint operation

with officers from the safer neighbourhood and tactical teams enforced drug warrants in the area.

“The message to everyone is that this type of offence will be dealt with harshly by police. Anyone with information about drugs in their area can call us on 0845 456 4567.”

Members of the public can

also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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