ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED HERE: https://thetab.com/uk/plymouth/2015/04/27/two-plymouth-students-busted-supply-class-7492
Two students have been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class As.
The pair, aged 21 and 22, have now been released on bail pending further investigation.
Arrests were made after raids on Clifton Avenue and Winstone Avenue.
Officers from the Central Neighbourhood Team, backed by members of Plymouth’s police Core Tasking Unit and South Central CID executed the Misuse of Drugs Act warrants at three city addresses as part of the operation shortly after 7am.
A police dog handler was also involved in the operation.
The arrests took place in Clifton Avenue and Winstone Avenue.
A spokesperson from Plymouth University said: “We are liasing with Devon and Cornwall Police on the matter and will be assisting them with their inquiries.”
Insp Darren Green, inspector for the central neighbourhood team said: ‘Following an investigation into previous offences in the Greenbank area, police became aware of suspected drug dealing.
‘The two young men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of the Class A drug MDMA.
The names of those arrested have not been released.
A third-year student, who completed a thesis on trends in drug use in Plymouth told The Tab: “Drug use among uni students is normal. Now students who don’t use drugs are more than accepting of others’ usage.
“This could have a huge impact on Plymouth’s leisure spaces, with students being less likely to conceal drug use as it is no longer deemed a taboo within our generation.
“Hopefully this emerging trend will be reflected in future policy changes and the treatment of young drug offenders within the British criminal system.”