THOUSANDS of pounds worth of drugs have been seized from a rural Herefordshire village. 

Police carried out several warrants yesterday (Thursday, February 22) in Hope Mansell, near Ross-on-Wye after there were reports of suspicious activity.  

"Following the execution of the warrant, thousands of pounds worth of drugs were seized, along with cash and a weapon," said PS Alice Bennett.

Arrests made

"Arrests were made, and defendants charged and remanded to court. One defendant has been remanded to prison and the other is on court bail.

"A big thank you to the community for your support and assistance.  You have helped us deal with drug crime and the associated anti-social behaviour that goes with it. 


"The public are our eyes and ears, and no one knows better than the residents what is going on in a neighbourhood or community. 

"If you suspect someone is dealing drugs or involved in drug crime, you can pass on information via the ‘Tell Us About’ section of our website: or you can phone 101. Always dial 999 if you or your property is at risk or a crime is in progress. 

"If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website:

"If you ever feel at risk, or a crime is in progress, please always dial 999. 

"It is only by the police and the public working together that we can prevent and detect crime."