Police search house in drugs operation

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POLICE descended on a quiet residential road as part of a drugs operation.

Several police cars pulled up into James Grieve Avenue, Locks Heath, near Fareham to search a house.

A statement from Hampshire police said: ‘A house in Locks Heath was searched by Fareham Neighbourhood Policing Team investigating crimes linked to the supply of illegal drugs.

‘It’s part of the Operation Fortress campaign. We aim to find long-term solutions to restricting the supply of drugs, reducing demand and rebuilding communities.

‘Our aim is to protect vulnerable people while making Locks Heath and the surrounding area a hostile place for criminals coming here to deal drugs and threaten, intimidate or harm others.’

Police were called out late on Friday evening, but it is not thought any arrests were made.

Officers are keen to gather more information from the general public in the crackdown against drugs.

Things to look out for include a sudden increase in visitors to a house or flat and people only staying for a very short time.

People can e-mail information to operation.fortress@hampshire.pnn.police.uk.