West Mercia Police have made a number of arrests in Brookside recently for drug related offences.
Last month two Brookside drug dealers were convicted of possession of cocaine, heroin and cannabis with intent to supply. Dirk Howell was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in prison and Kerrie Aulton was given an 18 month suspended sentence.
It is a well documented fact that people with drug problems are more likely to commit crime than those that don't and of course most drug dealers wouldn't think twice about giving someone a going over to teach them a lesson.
Drug misuse is a problem in Brookside and there are many drug dealers in Brookside known to the police and local residents. Slowly but surely the police are ridding us of these bottom feeders but they need information from residents to help identify and deal with them. I'm often told by residents there's no point reporting drug dealers because the police don't do anything about it but it's important to remember that the police won't just send someone round when a drug dealer is reported. They will build intelligence, try to find out who is supplying them and when they get their drugs. Taking out a small time dealer will achieve very little in the long term but taking a supplier off the streets along with the dealers he's been selling to will achieve far more and as can be seen by the news of the prison sentences above, drug dealers will get their comeuppance eventually.
You can pass information about drug dealers on to West Mercia Police via their usual number 0300 333 3000 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If you don't want to deal with the police yourself you can contact me and I will happily pass on any information you give.