Man charged after drugs raid

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A Bicester man has been charged with dealing cannabis after a raid on a house in Southwold on Monday last week.

Neighbourhood police officers backed by tactical officers and drugs dogs raided the house in Cypress Gardens just after midday.

One man, Ryan Locke, 21, of Cypress Gardens, was arrested and taken into custody.

He was later charged with possession with intent to supply a Class B drug.

He is due to appear before Banbury Magistrates’ Court on July 1.

Two men were handed fines of £80 for possession of cannabis, and another man was cautioned.

Sergeant Stephen Willis, neighbourhood sergeant for Bicester, said: “This sends out a strong message to anyone using or allowing their property to be used for the supply of controlled drugs.

“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated, we will find you, prosecute you and if you continue to re-offend, and we will do everything within our power to make sure you are caught again.

“We rely on intelligence from residents to tackle drug supply in our communities and I would urge our local residents to work with us to help beat crime in Bicester.”

Anyone with information about drugs-related crime is urged to contact the Bicester Neighbourhood Policing Team via the 101 non-emergency number.

Details can also be left with the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.