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Drugs Operation Swoops On Barnsley

Thursday November 29 2012


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A DRUG operation swooped on Barnsley last week which saw cannabis with a street value of £36,000 seized.

Police targeted properties on Doncaster Road in Darfield, Dove Close in Bolton-on-Dearne and Whinside Crescent in Thurnscoe.

Two arrests were also made; a 53-year-old man at Dove Close and a 26-year-old man at Whinside Crescent, both on suspicion of production of cannabis.

A 19-year-old man was given an £80 fine and a street caution for possession of cannabis on Lesley Road in Goldthorpe.

Various other drugs including steroids, temazepam, subutex and amphetamines were also discovered and seized from properties on Low Grange Road, High Street and Westside Crescent in Thurnscoe and Market Square in Barnsley Town Centre.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at Market Square on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.

There was also £3,000 cash seized from High Street.

Chief Inspector Simon Wanless said: “The results of this operation have demonstrated that by working together and being visible in the Dearne area, we are able to reassure the public that as a Force we are committed to tackling crimes in key areas and targeting criminals.”

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Reply Posted by unforgivable74 on Monday December 3 2012 at 11:40
A waste of public money. Drugs are only a crime because of our nanny state government. Alcohol is the worst of all drugs, causes more social and health problems, takes up a massive part of our policing but remains legal because they are raking it in. Just legalize EVERYTHING. To some, this may seem a bizarre concept but I assure you it's common sense - for more info, please read http://www.philruston.co.uk/wordpress/barnsley-website-design/common-sense/

Reply Posted by greenginger on Monday December 3 2012 at 18:53
No your ideas are a waste of time. It is a long debated argument that has been shown to be utter nonsense. Do not call it a nanny state because ordinary people do not want to see addicts grow in numbers. People unfortunately need to be told when wrong is wrong. Alcohol is also a terrible drug but it is currently legal and how well is that working for you?

Reply Posted by unforgivable74 on Monday December 3 2012 at 22:27
If people want drugs, they will get them whether they are legal or not. De-criminalisation is not going to change that nor affect the number of addicts. It will however get dealers off the street and addicts into a system where they can be monitored and helped. It IS a nanny state ie. we are told what we can and can't do to ourselves - that is what a nanny state is! You might need to be told what you can and can't do but most people don't and don't want to. Also, where has it shown to be utter nonsense? Is that what the government told you? Well it must be right then.

Reply Posted by Greenginger on Tuesday December 4 2012 at 13:39
I know what a nanny state is thanks. I also know that most people cannot manage their finances, end their addictions, sort their family messes out or look after their kids properly. So no I do not think that it is a good idea to let people have easy access to decriminalised drugs on top of alcohol and cigarettes. It has not worked in other countries that have tried it. As for your attitude regarding my views and assuming that I am lead by the nose by the like of either you or the government, well that show simple thinking and the lack of understanding of the real problems.
What job do you do that makes you the expert? Have you ever worked with drug addicts or seen the problems that they cause for the wider community? Do you vote or are you just a sad conspiracy theorist?

Reply Posted by barnsley lass on Wednesday December 5 2012 at 17:12
i wander how many people would have such a view about this drug if they found out there kids were using it.at the end of the day this guy knew he was breaking the law and as the saying goes,you commit the crime you do the time. its no good moaning after youve been caught.agree or not its illegal

Reply Posted by a.smith on Saturday December 8 2012 at 17:35
drugs ruin lives, making them legal would have more people trying them

Reply Posted by LV on Saturday December 8 2012 at 17:44
I'm glad drugs are illegal and get seized, otherwise people would be shooting up in the street like it was normal! Cannabis isn't that bad and most health problems subside after you stop using it, more serious health problems take a few months to get rid of. But the harder drugs i.e. heroin and coke, etc. are the ones that do need to be seized and do need getting off our streets!! People who use cannabis are still able to go to college/uni and still able to work, people who are addicted to other drugs are less likely to have longterm commitments to education/work because of their addiction. Tbh the tobacco you mix with cannabis is more harmful than cannabis itself - the only main issue with cannabis is that it stinks in the immediate vicinity - it should be restricted rather than out right banned