Dorset Police has continued its crackdown on drugs, drug gangs, and county lines. Over the summer months the Force has been ramping up its assault on illegal drugs and those who profit from them.

Drug crime brings misery to our communities and our officers have been relentless in dealing with drug-related crime across the county, protecting our communities and safeguarding vulnerable people.

During August Dorset Police officers have:

·  Carried out 46 disruptions – active county lines have been disrupted and police continue to investigate information passed on by the public.

·  Carried out 33 safe and well checks – ensuring vulnerable people – especially children and young people – are kept safe within their own homes.

·  Safeguarded 19 people – providing longer term protection to vulnerable people (including children) who have been impacted by county lines activity.

·  Made 12 arrests – a number of people were arrested in relation the supply  of Class A and Class B drugs, including one which related to coercing children into committing drug-related assaults.

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To report suspected drug dealing in your community, please contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101.

If a crime is in progress, please dial 999.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.