Drug users urged to ‘seek help and support’

By Chris Betteley in Other News

POLICE in Aberystwyth are urging those caught up in drugs to “seek help and support” as an operation to target and disrupt the supply of Class A drugs into the town continues.

Several arrests have been made in the last few months in Aberystwyth and across Dyfed-Powys as part of Operation Ulysses, organised by the Serious and Organised Crime Team of Dyfed-Powys Police.

Eight people have been arrested in Aberystwyth as part of the operation, with several raids taking place in the town - while overall 22 people have been charged with conspiracy to supply and are awaiting trial.

Police said they are “acutely aware” that taking dealers off the streets will “disrupt the supply” to drug users, and said the force is “working very closely” with partners “to ensure the appropriate support is available to them”.

Detective Superintendent Steve Matchett said: “I am urging users of Class A drugs to seek the help and support that is available to them.

“Our partners are ready and waiting to provide you with all the necessary help that you require – and I cannot stress how important it is that you take advantage of this opportunity.

“Together with our partners, our priority at this stage is to give you the chance to turn things around, and live a drug-free life.

“But I also want to be clear, if you do not engage in the treatment and support being offered, continued drugs use will not be tolerated in the Dyfed-Powys area."

Anyone looking for support to change their drug use or is worried or concerned about someone else’s substance misuse can contact DDAS on 03303 639 997 or email confidential@d-das.co.uk.

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