Man in court after police seize heroin

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A MAN has appeared in court after police officers seized more than half a kilogram of heroin in Gosport.

Simon Davies, 45, of Durham Street, in Brockhurst, Gosport, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court, charged with possession with intent to supply the class A drug heroin.

Davies was charged on Sunday and appeared in court on Monday after police seized the 632g of diamorphine, the scientific name for heroin.

He now faces a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court, which starts on October 28.

An expert told the The News the street value of the seizure could be around £40,000.

The expert added the value could worth 10 times more if the heroin had been cut.

And on Saturday police officers arrested a 22-year-old woman on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug, also heroin.

She was questioned but has now been bailed until December 29 pending further police enquiries.

Cllr Graham Burgess is chairman of the community board at Gosport Borough Council, and said: ‘I’m pleased that it has been taken off the streets. It’s a deterrent and a warning to others who may want to dabble in the supply of drugs.

‘If anyone sees suspicious or criminal activity going on they should ring the police.’

A police spokesman said: ‘An investigation by CID at Fareham is continuing.

‘Anyone with information about illegal drugs in the community can contact Hampshire Constabulary by phoning 101.‘

Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 anonymously.