Police make eight arrests in Chippenham drug raids

This Is Wiltshire: Police break down the door of an addess in Hungerdown Lane Police break down the door of an addess in Hungerdown Lane

Police made eight arrests for drug related offences after a series of drugs busts in Chippenham this morning.

Officers had warrants to search four properties, on Hungerdown Lane; Field View, off Charter Road; and two on Sheldon Road after thermal imaging cameras had located suspicious levels of heat at some addresses.

Police, armed with shields for protection against the Staffie dogs believed to be inside, used steel enforcers to ram the doors for surprise entry. PCSO Mark Cook said: “You never know what to expect.”

Sheldon Road resident Chris Clifford, 64, saw 20 officers charging up the street en masse as the raids began on other properties in the street. He said: “I’d just got up and I saw them coming down the road, 50,000 of them. I was frightened to death."

An amount of cannabis, drugs paraphernalia, cash and a BlackBerry were seized after sniffer dogs were brought in to help search homes and lofts.

Three men and a woman from Sheldon Road flats, one man from Field View, and three men from Hungerdown Lane were led out of the properties in handcuffs and placed in police vans.

Phil Staynings, Inspector for Chippenham, Calne and Corsham, said: “It is a good result, it sends a good message to people.”

GreenSquare staff were quickly on the scene to fix the doors. The housing group had been working with police after receiving several complaints about antisocial behaviour at the addresses.

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2:55pm Fri 19 Apr 13

Roy-Orbit of Chippenham says...

Great work, keep it up, you have my full support.
Great work, keep it up, you have my full support. Roy-Orbit of Chippenham
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5:42pm Fri 19 Apr 13

Doc Peters says...

You have my support too, but the poor man frightened by 50,000 police must have been traumatised...
You have my support too, but the poor man frightened by 50,000 police must have been traumatised... Doc Peters
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6:02pm Fri 19 Apr 13

well oill beef hooked says...

50 thousand police lmao.I told him a million times before do not exaggerate.
50 thousand police lmao.I told him a million times before do not exaggerate. well oill beef hooked
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12:13am Sat 20 Apr 13

Bakersunited says...

Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw
Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw Bakersunited
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6:59am Sat 20 Apr 13

notscot says...

Bakersunited wrote:
Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw
What a load of tosh!!!
[quote][p][bold]Bakersunited[/bold] wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw[/p][/quote]What a load of tosh!!! notscot
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11:11am Sat 20 Apr 13

Roy-Orbit of Chippenham says...

Bakersunited wrote:
Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw
The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution.
Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.
[quote][p][bold]Bakersunited[/bold] wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw[/p][/quote]The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order. Roy-Orbit of Chippenham
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12:16pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Bakersunited says...

Lol
Lol Bakersunited
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12:43pm Sat 20 Apr 13

notscot says...

Bakersunited wrote:
Lol
I think the lol was on the numpties with the non-tasered dog!! Bet the neighbours enjoyed it!
[quote][p][bold]Bakersunited[/bold] wrote: Lol[/p][/quote]I think the lol was on the numpties with the non-tasered dog!! Bet the neighbours enjoyed it! notscot
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9:34am Sun 21 Apr 13

salt and vinegar says...

What a lot of scumbags in Chippenham!!!
What a lot of scumbags in Chippenham!!! salt and vinegar
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11:05am Sun 21 Apr 13

ModernThinker says...

That's no way to talk about the Police!
They're not all scumbags.
What a waste of Police resources & money busting some small time, small town drug users. Blimey people in this area should join the modern world and get a life.Its 2013 !
The Police dont have much to do nowadays as the real crime rate is so low so they have to think stuff up to do.
Like catching speeding motorists and arresting drug users.
That's no way to talk about the Police! They're not all scumbags. What a waste of Police resources & money busting some small time, small town drug users. Blimey people in this area should join the modern world and get a life.Its 2013 ! The Police dont have much to do nowadays as the real crime rate is so low so they have to think stuff up to do. Like catching speeding motorists and arresting drug users. ModernThinker
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11:25am Sun 21 Apr 13

ModernThinker says...

Roy-Orbit of Chippenham wrote:
Bakersunited wrote:
Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw
The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution.
Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.
I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation.
More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ?
[quote][p][bold]Roy-Orbit of Chippenham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bakersunited[/bold] wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw[/p][/quote]The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.[/p][/quote]I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation. More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ? ModernThinker
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4:36pm Sun 21 Apr 13

Roy-Orbit of Chippenham says...

ModernThinker wrote:
Roy-Orbit of Chippenham wrote:
Bakersunited wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw
The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.
I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation. More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ?
"I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation"
--

You seem to have got your wires crossed. I didn't mention the economic situation.
Most of the general crime in this country is fuelled by those involved with drugs of one kind or another.
I don't vote tory either.
[quote][p][bold]ModernThinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy-Orbit of Chippenham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bakersunited[/bold] wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw[/p][/quote]The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.[/p][/quote]I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation. More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ?[/p][/quote]"I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation" -- You seem to have got your wires crossed. I didn't mention the economic situation. Most of the general crime in this country is fuelled by those involved with drugs of one kind or another. I don't vote tory either. Roy-Orbit of Chippenham
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5:39pm Sun 21 Apr 13

notscot says...

ModernThinker wrote:
That's no way to talk about the Police!
They're not all scumbags.
What a waste of Police resources & money busting some small time, small town drug users. Blimey people in this area should join the modern world and get a life.Its 2013 !
The Police dont have much to do nowadays as the real crime rate is so low so they have to think stuff up to do.
Like catching speeding motorists and arresting drug users.
The raid probably had just as much to do with the level complaints of anti-social behaviour that these numpties inflict on their neighbours & the neighbourhood as the (probably) low-level drug-dealing they may have been involved in. No sympathy for 'em. The ones down in Charter road are real ratbags to the locals, I'm told.
[quote][p][bold]ModernThinker[/bold] wrote: That's no way to talk about the Police! They're not all scumbags. What a waste of Police resources & money busting some small time, small town drug users. Blimey people in this area should join the modern world and get a life.Its 2013 ! The Police dont have much to do nowadays as the real crime rate is so low so they have to think stuff up to do. Like catching speeding motorists and arresting drug users.[/p][/quote]The raid probably had just as much to do with the level complaints of anti-social behaviour that these numpties inflict on their neighbours & the neighbourhood as the (probably) low-level drug-dealing they may have been involved in. No sympathy for 'em. The ones down in Charter road are real ratbags to the locals, I'm told. notscot
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6:14pm Sun 21 Apr 13

ModernThinker says...

Roy-Orbit of Chippenham wrote:
ModernThinker wrote:
Roy-Orbit of Chippenham wrote:
Bakersunited wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw
The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.
I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation. More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ?
"I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation"
--

You seem to have got your wires crossed. I didn't mention the economic situation.
Most of the general crime in this country is fuelled by those involved with drugs of one kind or another.
I don't vote tory either.
Most of the crime is done by criminals. The biggest amount is white collar eg: Banking , Fraud, Scamming the public coffers.

Pseudo Tory ? AKA Liberal ? or Pehaps UKIP
[quote][p][bold]Roy-Orbit of Chippenham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ModernThinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy-Orbit of Chippenham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bakersunited[/bold] wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw[/p][/quote]The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.[/p][/quote]I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation. More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ?[/p][/quote]"I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation" -- You seem to have got your wires crossed. I didn't mention the economic situation. Most of the general crime in this country is fuelled by those involved with drugs of one kind or another. I don't vote tory either.[/p][/quote]Most of the crime is done by criminals. The biggest amount is white collar eg: Banking , Fraud, Scamming the public coffers. Pseudo Tory ? AKA Liberal ? or Pehaps UKIP ModernThinker
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6:16pm Sun 21 Apr 13

ModernThinker says...

"Part of the problem this country is suffering."
Now I wonder what that means?
"Part of the problem this country is suffering." Now I wonder what that means? ModernThinker
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7:04pm Sun 21 Apr 13

notscot says...

ModernThinker wrote:
Roy-Orbit of Chippenham wrote:
ModernThinker wrote:
Roy-Orbit of Chippenham wrote:
Bakersunited wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw
The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.
I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation. More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ?
"I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation"
--

You seem to have got your wires crossed. I didn't mention the economic situation.
Most of the general crime in this country is fuelled by those involved with drugs of one kind or another.
I don't vote tory either.
Most of the crime is done by criminals. The biggest amount is white collar eg: Banking , Fraud, Scamming the public coffers.

Pseudo Tory ? AKA Liberal ? or Pehaps UKIP
Hmmm - so - if it aint big business - it doesn't count?
Who gives a t0ss about the scummers that live within the community and turn their homes into cannabis-reeking hovels - or about the and the trouble they and their "friends" bring?
Their neighbours.
The plague of scrounging cannabis-using unwashed and their "friends" has more of a negative impact on the community than you seem to think.
[quote][p][bold]ModernThinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy-Orbit of Chippenham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ModernThinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roy-Orbit of Chippenham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bakersunited[/bold] wrote: Shame the police was tazered the dogs aswell tho just cos the were barking any dog would bark of the door was just put throw[/p][/quote]The very poor grammar and awful spelling plus the anti-police stance you have taken tells me you are probably a tracky bottomed hoody wearing drug fan and are part of the problem this country is suffering and not part of the solution. Next time a door is broken down in search of illegal drugs I hope it's you that is tazered, and your dog, if it is a threat to law and order.[/p][/quote]I think you'll probably find the problem with this country is more closely related to people like you Mr Orbit. I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation. More like Flag Waving, Tory voting, Money grabbing, Thatcher Loving Greedy Little Englanders? After all who was who let Bankers run amok with the deregulation ?[/p][/quote]"I fail to see how Tracky Bottomed Hoody Wearing Drug Fans could have caused the latsest economic situation" -- You seem to have got your wires crossed. I didn't mention the economic situation. Most of the general crime in this country is fuelled by those involved with drugs of one kind or another. I don't vote tory either.[/p][/quote]Most of the crime is done by criminals. The biggest amount is white collar eg: Banking , Fraud, Scamming the public coffers. Pseudo Tory ? AKA Liberal ? or Pehaps UKIP[/p][/quote]Hmmm - so - if it aint big business - it doesn't count? Who gives a t0ss about the scummers that live within the community and turn their homes into cannabis-reeking hovels - or about the and the trouble they and their "friends" bring? Their neighbours. The plague of scrounging cannabis-using unwashed and their "friends" has more of a negative impact on the community than you seem to think. notscot
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5:30pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Roy-Orbit of Chippenham says...

"Pseudo Tory ? AKA Liberal ? or Pehaps UKIP”

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I havn't voted for any of them lately. Would you like to guess what I had for breakfast today instead.
"Pseudo Tory ? AKA Liberal ? or Pehaps UKIP” --- I havn't voted for any of them lately. Would you like to guess what I had for breakfast today instead. Roy-Orbit of Chippenham
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1:29pm Wed 24 Apr 13

thelittlemorgan says...

' An amount of cannabis, drugs paraphernalia, cash and a BlackBerry were seized'.....

So almost nothing was found in other words...
' An amount of cannabis, drugs paraphernalia, cash and a BlackBerry were seized'..... So almost nothing was found in other words... thelittlemorgan
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8:38pm Wed 24 Apr 13

notscot says...

thelittlemorgan wrote:
' An amount of cannabis, drugs paraphernalia, cash and a BlackBerry were seized'.....

So almost nothing was found in other words...
Almost nothing was found. Most of the other residents don't care what was or wasn't found. They're thinking: "sometimes - what goes 'round, comes 'round". And they're right.
[quote][p][bold]thelittlemorgan[/bold] wrote: ' An amount of cannabis, drugs paraphernalia, cash and a BlackBerry were seized'..... So almost nothing was found in other words...[/p][/quote]Almost nothing was found. Most of the other residents don't care what was or wasn't found. They're thinking: "sometimes - what goes 'round, comes 'round". And they're right. notscot
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11:39am Thu 25 Apr 13

posh-bird says...

Good for you Wiltshire Police! these people need to be caught everytime.
I hope that greensquare will take action against them as well? They are clearly in breach of the tenancy agreement and probably not the first time. EVICT them, as im sure that will hit far more than any punishment that our courts dish out, which to be fair is usually far from adequate.
Why should these scumbags be allowed to get away with it all the time, when decent, clean, hard working people struggle on a day to day basis.”
Good for you Wiltshire Police! these people need to be caught everytime. I hope that greensquare will take action against them as well? They are clearly in breach of the tenancy agreement and probably not the first time. EVICT them, as im sure that will hit far more than any punishment that our courts dish out, which to be fair is usually far from adequate. Why should these scumbags be allowed to get away with it all the time, when decent, clean, hard working people struggle on a day to day basis.” posh-bird
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1:27am Fri 3 May 13

mr s and s says...

i would like to know how much this all cost because it does seem to be a waste of money , if there was drug dealing going on or anything else wouldnt it of been better to send a police officer and maybe a housing officer to go and talk to them and say they know what is going on as a warning and if it carries on then further action will be taken and go from there saving a lot of money whilst using scare tack ticks you never know it may work and if it doesnt then at least its been tried , just a thought .
i would like to know how much this all cost because it does seem to be a waste of money , if there was drug dealing going on or anything else wouldnt it of been better to send a police officer and maybe a housing officer to go and talk to them and say they know what is going on as a warning and if it carries on then further action will be taken and go from there saving a lot of money whilst using scare tack ticks you never know it may work and if it doesnt then at least its been tried , just a thought . mr s and s
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