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Drugs operation at Newton Abbot prison
9:14am Friday 3rd August 2012 in Devon
Police have carried out a drugs operation aimed at disrupting the drugs supply to Channings Wood Prison at Newton Abbot.
The operation was held on Thursday, July 26 and was designed to target visitors and prevent them carrying any drugs into the prison.
Local Police officers, assisted by Prison staff, were on site between 1100 hours and 1500 hours to coincide with the visiting hours.
Units from the ANPR team, the Tactical Police Team and the Special Constabulary, together with drugs dogs ensured that every visiting car was identified, stopped and searched.
A 22-year-old woman from Taunton was arrested and street bailed on suspicion of possessing a Class B drug - Mephedrone, while a 58-year-old woman from Cardiff was issued a police warning for being caught in possession of cannabis. Both women were also refused their visits by the prison.
A 27-year-old man from Cardiff was found to be wanted on warrant from South Wales and was arrested and detained to appear in court