ILLEGAL drugs, phones and cash were seized during a drugs raid in Yeovil.

A 34-year-old man was also arrested by police, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

The raid was carried out in the Wyndham Estate area of the town on October 7 by officers from Avon and Somerset Police.

The force say that the Beat Team and officers from the Specialist Operations Units, have been working hard to tackle the issue that the community has made a priority.

Sgt Katie Maun said: “We won’t tolerate drug dealing in our town.

"We are grateful to the local community who have supplied us with information about suspected dealing in their neighbourhoods.

"By working together in this way we can tackle the issue effectively.”

The week has seen a variety of activity by the local team.

In addition to enforcement, they have been working with partners such as Street Scene to make the area more pleasant and Yeovil Town Council to take longer-term preventative measures.

Sgt Maun added: “We have received numerous reports about drug users in Rosebury Avenue Park congregating in the tree-line and injecting drugs in full view of residents, dog walkers and children.

"Obviously that isn’t nice and left local residents feeling intimidated.

"Drug paraphernalia was being left behind, which included uncapped needles, and burnt tin foil.

“This has been a priority area for us.

"Officers have been proactively patrolling the area, conducting stop searches where appropriate, arresting some prolific offenders and providing reassurance to residents.

“The overhanging trees lining the park gave users a sheltered area to loiter. But by working in conjunction with partner agencies such as Street Scene and Yeovil Town Council, the drug paraphernalia has been cleared away. 6ft of the overhanging trees and bushes have also been cut back in the area leading to Monmouth Road. As a result, things have dramatically improved in the area.

“But it won’t end here. We will not tolerate drug-dealing or related anti-social behaviour and will continue to work with our partners and with other agencies to deal with the issue, help support those with addiction and protect young and vulnerable people from being exploited by drug dealers.

“We want to know about anyone suspected to be housing drug dealers or allowing the supply of drugs from their premises.

"We also want to hear from anyone who is worried about friends, neighbours or relatives they feel might be vulnerable to drug dealers due to dependency or debt.”

If you have information about any suspected criminal or suspicious activity in your area, please call on 101 or report it online at www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

If you don’t want to speak to police then call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, it is completely anonymous and you could earn yourself a cash reward.