Police on Anglesey arrest 16-year-old boy on suspicion of possessing Class B drug with intent to supply
A 16-year-old boy has been released under investigation after being arrested in Llangefni on suspicion of possessing a class B drug with intent to supply.
He was also arrested for a public order offence and resisting an officer.
In a separate incident during the same day, another 16-year-old was stopped and search in Llangefni and found to be possession of an illegal drug.
Area support for Anglesey, Sgt Ian Roberts said “Stop and search is a powerful tool to prevent and deter crime and where intelligence and information provides grounds to suspect, we can and will stop and search persons under the age of 18.
“In relation to drugs, our approach is to offer support/guidance to young people who disclose issues with drugs and we work closely with our partners at Teulu Môn as part of our early help hub to prevent that young person coming to harm.
“However the police or the wider community will not tolerate drug use, linked to anti-social behaviour and when support is clearly not being accepted.
“Ultimately, it is against the law to be in possession/supply certain drugs and the penalties for under 18s are the same as adults.”
“We would strongly advise parents to have that honest discussion with their children if suspect their children are taking controlled substances.”
Police have advised that there are a wide range of support networks available locally.
Teulu Môn is a free and inclusive service for families on Anglesey and provides advice and assistance relating to children or the families of children, aged 0-25 years.
You can call them on 01248 725888 Monday – Friday between the hours of 8.45am – 5pm.
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