Plain clothes police raided several homes as part of Operation Barham, seizing drugs and cash. Picture: submitted Lucy Clapham 1 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:28 PM A dozen people have been arrested after police swooped on several homes across the borough and seized a haul of drugs and cash. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.
Plains clothes officers raided eight properties in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston as part of Operation Barham, which targeted those suspected of supplying drugs, as well as dealing with other crimes. The crack down began last Thursday when police searched properties in Albany Road and Beavans Court in Yarmouth and Elder Green and Coronilla Green in Gorleston. No drugs were found at Albany Road but officers arrested a 33-year-old man at Elder Green on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
He has now been bailed to return to police on May 7. After cash was seized at Coronilla Green the occupier of the property, a 30-year-old man, was later arrested on suspicion of money laundering. He has been bailed to return to police on May 29.
A 24-year-old woman was arrested at the Cobholm address and later charged with possession of cannabis. She is due to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on May 13. Later a 20-year-old man was arrested in King Street and he too was charged with possession of cannabis and will appear before magistrates on the same date.
On Friday police headed to an address in Beccles Road, Gorleston where a 39-year-old man was arrested. He was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of cocaine and is also due to appear at Yarmouth Magistrates on May 13. In the early hours of Saturday, officers involved in the operation attended an incident in Salisbury Road, which led to a 22-year-old man being charged with criminal damage and assault by beating.
He is due to appear in court on May 14. Later on police swooped on a house in Selwyn Road, Gorleston where they seized cannabis from inside and plants growing outside. A 47-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and possession of the drug with intent to supply.
Both have been bailed to return to police on June 2, pending further enquiries. Police then went to an address in Pier Walk and arrested a 22-year-old man the next day, Sunday 28, on suspicion of possession of cannabis after he handed himself in. He was charged with possession of the drug and will appear in court on May 14.
There were two further arrests on Sunday. A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified and was later charged with this offence and with driving with no insurance. He is due to appear before magistrates on May 15.
And a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug after white powder was found in his pocket. He was bailed to return to officers on June 5. On Monday officers found cannabis plants growing in the loft of a home in Colomb Road, Gorleston.
A 40-year-old man was arrested and later cautioned for producing the drug. Inspector Paul McCarthy, who is leading the operation, said more warrants would be executed and gave a stark warning to drug users. He said: Drug users beware, it could be your door we come to next as the operation continues this week.
Anyone with information relating to drug use is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.
References ^ Lucy Clapham (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)