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Canterbury Police executed two search warrants at residential properties in the Phillipstown and Spreydon suburbs of Christchurch this morning (7 May 2015) as part of Operation Focus, a two month prevention operation to reduce victimisation caused by drugs, gangs and organised crime.
A cordon was in place for a short time while Canterbury Police AOS cleared the Spreydon property. Canterbury Police seized a quantity of synthetic cannabis, cash and a taser following a search of a property in Phillipstown and stolen property, including tools, was seized following a search of a Spreydon property. A 23 year old man has been released on bail and is due to appear in Christchurch District Court on 11 May 2015 charged with possession for supply of psychoactive substances. A 31 year old man has been charged with receiving stolen property, possession of cannabis and possession of a restricted weapon and a 23 year old man has been charged with receiving stolen property and possession of cannabis. They have both been bailed to appear in Christchurch District Court on 12 May 2015. Canterbury Police investigations are continuing. It only takes one call to Police or Crimestoppers to stop crime and the availability of drugs in your community. Canterbury Police are committed to disrupting the supply of drugs and preventing the harm this illegal activity supports. Canterbury Police urge the public to help any of their friends or family members who use drugs, or are involved in criminal offending to fund their addiction, to break their habit and seek help. Assistance with drug addiction is available from the Drug and Alcohol Help Line 0800 787 797, e-mail (link sends e-mail) —