Man charged after police drugs operation in Portsmouth

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A MAN has pleaded guilty to drugs offences following a raid on a house in Portsmouth.

Leigh John Westmore, 39, of Belham Apartments in Montague Road, North End, was charged by police after officers executed a drugs warrant.

He was arrested on suspicion of the production of a class A drug and for possessing class A drugs.

Items were seized at the address for analysis as potential evidence.

Westmore was taken to Portsmouth Central police station where he was charged and remanded in custody before appearing at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on April 29.

He pleaded guilty and is due to be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court later this month.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We would like to thank Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service for their assistance in the operation.’

Westmore was charged with four offences: production of class A drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT); possession of DMT; possession of 2CB, a type of LSD; and possession of a class C drug, in the form of 618 tablets of diazepam.

Anyone who is concerned about drug activity in their neighbourhood should call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.