Large stash of drugs seized after ‘travelling’ drug dealer from Manchester targeted in police operation on A55

A man in his late 20’s described as a ‘travelling’ drug dealer was targeted by police including armed officers on the A55 on Friday.

The man from Manchester was arrested when officers stopped a car on the westbound side of the A55 near St Asaph, Police on Anglesey officers from the Armed Alliance and Roads Policing units were all involved in the joint intelligence led operation.

The man was arrested for alleged possession with intent to supply and driving under the influence of drink, drugs.

A significant amount of class C controlled drugs were also seized together with drugs paraphernalia, mobile phones and a laptop.

Police said following interview he was released ‘under investigation.’

Sergeant Sara Evans at Llangefni Police Station who oversaw the operation said:

‘This is part of our continuing work we are undertaking in response to local communities concerns relating to drug use and another example of North Wales Police listening to concerns and intelligence and acting upon them. 

Our commitment in keeping our communities safe remains a priority.’

‘Our goal of targeting those few who cause the most harm will continue and in line with the forces’ Operation Scorpion is directly targeting those involved in serious and organised crime. 

Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated and we will continue to take positive, robust action.  

However we can’t tackle this problem alone and key to all our work, and that of our partners,  is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns and information with us.   

This can be passed on by contacting the Police control room direct via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or phoning 101.     If you’d rather pass information anonymously then phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111