Teenager arrested for drug offences in Salisbury

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Published by Ellie Harries at 12:56pm 17th May 2019.

The 16-year-old boy, from London, was picked up by police on Tuesday in the city centre (14th May).

Earlier this week, officers acting on local intelligence attended a property in Salisbury.

They located the teenage boy and a significant amount of cash and heroin wraps were seized.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, heroin.

He was subsequently released under investigation as enquiries continue by the Community Tasking Team.

Detective Sergeant Garry Epps said:

"This investigation is an example of the very real issue of County Lines or drug lines which is the distribution of class A drugs from big cities into rural counties.

"Children are being used as drug runners travelling miles away from home on their own and often forced to secrete these dangerous substances inside their bodies. They are risking much more than a criminal record.

"In order to safeguard children and vulnerable adults who are also targeted by County Lines gangs we need you to report any concerns or suspicions. This is a problem for the whole community to help tackle, give us the information so we can act on it."

If you have information about drug dealing in your area please call 101.

If a crime is in progress call 999.

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