Isle of Wight men charged with drugs supply offences following Portsmouth vehicle stop

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Police officers investigating drugs supply on the Isle of Wight have charged two men.

At 9.30pm on Tuesday 28th June, a vehicle travelling into Hampshire via the A3 was stopped by officers on St George’s Road, Portsmouth.

It’s alleged that a passenger left the vehicle and ran towards the Millennium Walkway at Gunwharf Quays, before discarding a rucksack containing suspected Class A drugs into the water.

Two men arrested
Two men were arrested as part of enquiries and have since been charged.

They are:

  • A 27-year-old male of North Road in Shanklin, charged with concealing criminal property and two counts of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. 
  • A 44-year-old male of Sun Hill in Cowes, charged with concealing criminal property, drug driving, and two counts of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. 

Both men were remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court this morning (30th June).

Report suspicious behaviour
We continue to encourage people to please keep reporting suspicious behaviours and suspected drug dealing in your neighbourhood, as the information you provide helps us develop the bigger picture which leads us to take action and remove drugs from the streets.

Report suspicious activity via 101 or online.

News shared by Hampshire Constabulary, in their own words. Ed

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