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Nine arrested in Taunton for drug related offences

Nine people have been arrested in Taunton for drug related offences after police carried out raids on several properties across the town.

The operation took place on Thursday as part of a police initiative to target drugs, anti-social behaviour and theft.

Police said they recovered cannabis, white powder thought to be amphetamine and items of suspected stolen property.

A further six people were arrested for other offences including theft and criminal damage.

Avon and Somerset Police said they had carried out 18 warrants in Taunton since February resulting in more than 31 arrests.

They have also searched 20 properties in Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea over the past six weeks.

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