A 33-year-old man has been charged with possessing a class B drug, namely cannabis, and possessing a weapon in a public place following a warrant executed in Bridlington yesterday.
Kevin Chisholm of George Street in Peebles, Peeblesshire in Scotland was arrested after the warrant at an address on Bessingby Gate. He has been bailed to appear at Beverley Magistrates Court next month. Reference 16/12285/19.
Officers from Bridlington Neighbourhood Team and Proactive Unit carried out the warrant at a property on Bessingby Gate.
Cannabis estimated to be worth several hundred pounds and two extendable batons were seized.
PC Rob Brigham from Bridlington Neighbourhood Team said: “I’d like to thank the people of Bridlington again for their support as we continue our work to tackle drugs and drugs crime in our town.
“We always ask residents to contact us with any information they may have about drugs activity.
“By working together we can carry on working towards removing the sort of crime that illegal drugs can attract.”
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is the main legislation covering drugs. It puts drug into different categories, known as Class A, B and C. Drugs regulated in this way are known as ‘controlled’ substances. Class A drugs are those considered to be the most harmful.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act it is an offence to:
- possess a controlled substance
- possess a controlled substance with the intent to supply
- unlawfully supply a controlled drug (even when there’s no charge made for the drug)
- allow premises you occupy or manage to be used for the purpose of drug taking
You can help by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any information about drug dealers. Crimestoppers gathers intelligence and passes it to the police to help arrest and charge criminals. For more information visit the Crimestoppers website.