Two charged after force's largest heroin seizure
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Two men have been charged with class A drug supply offences following Dyfed-Powys Police’s largest ever heroin seizure.
A stop search by officers in Aberystwyth led to the discovery of approximately 1kg of heroin, worth an estimated £125,000, on Friday, May 14.
The search was carried out near the castle, and the drugs seized had the potential to produce 12,500 individual street deals.
Two men were immediately arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of drugs.
Officer in case Detective Sergeant Steve Jones said: “This was a significant seizure of class A drugs which were destined for the streets of Aberystwyth and wider Ceredigion.
“At this point, we believe it to be the force’s largest ever heroin seizure.
“Enquiries were very rapidly progressed to forensically test the substance and carry out digital investigations, with a number of officers from various teams working together to secure charges against two men.”
Michael James Price, aged 48, of South Road in Aberystwyth, was charged with possessing heroin with intent to supply.
John James Rooney, aged 44, was charged with supplying heroin, acquiring, using or possessing criminal property – namely £2,325 in cash, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Both will remain in police custody until they can appear at magistrates’ court.