TWO arrests were made after three warrants were executed by police during drug raids in Durrington last month The raids were carried out on April 19 but police only released details last Wednesday.

One of the warrants was executed at premises in Anne Crescent, where police say they found a significant quantity of white powder, cash and paraphernalia associated with drug supply.

Two men were arrested and later released on bail and police say they are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter.

Community beat officer for Durrington, PC Dave Ridler, said: "Working together with the local community helped the neighbourhood policing team gather the evidence required to carry out this latest series of successful warrants. We value information which comes to us through the community channel and since the roll-out of Durrington's Neighbourhood policing team we have had a number of successes - one case resulting in the closure of a cannabis factory, which was highly adapted for large-scale production of cannabis."

Acting Police Sergeant Sonia Marsh added: "Drugs have a huge impact on communities and are linked to antisocial behaviour, violence and property crime. The Neighbourhood Policing Team for Durrington is committed to pro-actively targeting the users and suppliers of controlled drugs.

"We aim to execute further warrants soon and encourage the local community to get in touch with the team if they have information which will assist."

Durrington people will have a chance to meet their local officers - PC Ridler and Police Community Support Officer Geoff Paffett - at a "street meeting" to be held at the village's recreation ground at 7pm on June 4.