BRIDGWATER man Kevin Sheppard was among six people to appear in court today after being charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs following a number of ‘county lines’ warrants being carried out in Yeovil and London this week.
In total, ten addresses were searched across the two areas in a joint-operation involving Avon and Somerset Police and the Metropolitan Police.
Three warrants were carried out in Somerset on Wednesday involving officers and staff in police neighbourhood teams, CID, Operation Remedy and operational support teams.
The five people charged in addition to 50-year-old Sheppard are: Kyeron Silk, 27 and from Yeovil; Sonny Sheppard, 31 and from Greenwich; Bianca Gillespie, 32 of no fixed address; Tia Heenan, 24 and from Soho; and Sulaiman Musa, 30 and from Greenwich.
Eight other people arrested during the joint-operation have been released under investigation.
South Somerset Inspector Elaine Costanza said: “We’d like to thank the public for their support. People coming forward with crucial information about suspected crimes in their communities makes a big difference to policing and enables us to take proactive action.”