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Police raid nets £30,000 heroin haul

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 19, 2012

Heroin worth up to £30,000 has been discovered at a house in Devon after police carried out a search of the property.

The haul of drugs was found after officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act and carried out a search of the address on Totnes Road, Paignton, on Monday.

The search by a team of officers uncovered a third of a kilo of heroin.

The drugs were contained in a compressed block, according to police.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the drugs were thought to have a street value of about £30,000. Between £5,000 and £10,000 in cash was also seized during the operation.

A police spokesman said three people were arrested at the scene in connection with the discovery of the drugs.

James Thompson, 33, who was living at Totnes Road but is from the Liverpool area, was later charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

He was due to appear South Devon Magistrates' Court yesterday.

A 38-year-old man, from Totnes Road, Paignton, and an 18-year-old woman, of Queen Elizabeth Drive, Paignton, have been bailed to December 10 pending further inquiries.

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