Police re-issue warning over illegal drugs

Union Street, Boston
Union Street, Boston

Police have re-issued a warning over illegal drugs and said they are ‘proactive’ in dealing with drug issues.

As reported yesterday (Wednesday), investigations are under way into the deaths of two men in Boston, and one of the lines of enquiry is in relation to an adverse reaction to a particular batch of heroin.

However, Chief Inspector Deborah Clark, reiterated today that ‘the investigation is at an early stage’.

She said other illegal drugs cannot be ruled out and that police were now awaiting toxicology results.

She said: “I would like to advise users of illegal drugs to be mindful of this situation and to be aware of the dangers/risks involved and would encourage them to seek the help of organisations such as Addaction/hospitals/GP’s.

“Addaction are aware of the current situation and they are more than willing to assist.”

She said the force took drug dealing ‘very seriously’ and said officers in Boston were proactive in relation to the issue.

“Police officers are equipped with powers on the street (stop & search) and will utilise this legislation if required and they have the lawful grounds to do so,” she said.

“Police officers will also execute drug warrants if the intelligence supports that any illegal drug activity is taking place.

“Police & PCSO’s are regularly on foot patrols out in the town centre engaging with people and if any suspicious activity or drug dealing is seen then it is dealt with robustly.

“The police act on information in respect of drug dealing/abuse and I would urge any member of the community to report any concerns in respect of this matter.”

A spokesman for Addaction urged anyone who felt they might need help or advice should get in touch with their office on Wide Bargate, in Boston, or call 01205 319920.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the 101 non-emergency number.

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.