POLICE have thanked members of the public who provided information which led to a number of drug arrests in Stroud last week.

Seven arrests were made for drug offences and officers also seized cannabis worth a total of £5,000 plus £1,000 in cash.

In the first incident, Class A drugs and cash were seized after three men were arrested last Monday, July 6.

Officers from the Force Crime Operations unit arrested the men for suspected drugs supply offences linked to an address in Bath Road, Stroud.

The suspects - a Stroud man and two men from London - were subsequently interviewed at the police HQ at Waterwells in Quedgeley and released on bail until July 28 while officers conduct further inquiries.

Officers then arrested a suspected drug dealer in Stroud on Wednesday.

PCs Ludlow and Webb arrested the man on Wednesday after finding drugs on his person.

A search of his house followed, where further Class A and B drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia were seized.

Then on Saturday officers arrested another suspected drug dealer in Stonehouse after a subsequent search of his address resulted in the seizure of £3,000 worth of cannabis and £1,000 cash.

On a visit to the town, PCs Ludlow and Webb searched and arrested the man after finding drugs in his possession.

And also on Saturday, two men were arrested after drugs were found in a stop-and-search in Stroud.

PCs Cockle and Smith stopped and searched the driver and passenger of a car finding drugs, before arresting both men.

A later search of an address in Horsley with the help of PCs Webb and Ludlow resulted in further seizures, with police taking away £2,000 worth of cannabis.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire police said: “A number of drug arrests were made in the Stroud area last week as part of proactive work by officers from the Stroud Neighbourhood Policing, Force Crime Operations and Force Response Unit teams following intelligence that was submitted by the community.

“Those who were arrested were released under investigation pending further inquiries and officers would like to thank the members of the public for submitting information that led to the arrests.

“Local officers do not currently believe that there is a more significant drugs issue in Stroud compared to other areas of the county however anyone who has information about suspected drug dealing is asked to submit this by calling 101 or using our online reporting form so that further action can be taken.”

To submit information, visit bit.ly/2Zq6EW7