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Drugs Bust in Riverside Park St Judes

Riverside Park drug dealer busted on Stapleton Road

Bristol police spotted a drug dealer in action in Riverside Park in St Judes this week, leading to an arrest.

The officers were conducting a high visibility patrol of the park as part of a response to drug dealing in the city’s parks and open spaces.

The man was stopped on Stapleton Road on Monday 27 November at 2pm, with approximately 100 wraps of suspected Class A drugs and a quantity of cash.

Officers also saw and detained a man who was wanted on recall to prison.

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Green said the police action is aiming to both ‘deter and disrupt’ drug dealing as well as ‘reassure’ people in local communities.

He said: “We’re working with a range of agencies and community groups to prevent young people from being exploited by criminals by offering positive opportunities. However our communities are telling us they want to see us tackling this problem with enforcement as well.”

An 18-year-old man has since appeared before Bristol Magistrates charged with possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, and with possession of criminal property.

He was released on bail to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 03 January 2024.

Police say: ‘If you or someone you know is affected by drug misuse you can find details of support services on the Bristol City Council website.

‘Your information is very important to help to target drug dealers and tackle the associated crime and disorder which can blight our communities. You can report drug crime on online on our website.’

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