Local News & Archive, North Wales Police — March 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm — Updated: March 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Three arrested in A55 drugs bust


Three people have been arrested after Class B drugs were found in a car travelling along the A55.

Police made the discovery after they stopped the vehicle in Bodelwyddan at just after 8pm on Saturday night. A 35 year-old man from Pwllheli was found to be driving without insurance and with only an expired provisional licence.

The three people from Pwllheli – including a 36 year-old woman and a 26 year-old man – were also arrested on suspicion of possessing the drugs with intent to supply. They have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Elsewhere in the region, a Rhyl man has been charged with several driving offences after he was caught in the town. Kurtis Morrissey, who was wanted by Merseyside Police, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday – he appeared before Llandudno magistrates later that morning.

Among other arrests in North Wales over the weekend:

  • Two men tested positive for cocaine and cannabis in roadsides test in Bangor and Gwersyllt.
  • Two men were caught driving in Sealand and Wrexham without a valid licence or insurance.
  • A 36 year-old lorry driver was charged with drink driving and possessing class A drugs after a breakdown on the A494 at Alltami.
  • Three vehicles were seized for having no insurance and a driver was fined £100 for speeding on the A55 at Northop.


Inspector Dave Cust from the Roads Policing Unit said: ”We have a robust strategy around enforcing the ‘Fatal5’ offences which includes drink and drug driving, dangerous driving including unnecessary risk taking, speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt and using a mobile phone whilst driving. We cannot do this in isolation and are appealing to anybody who may have information regarding anybody committing a ‘Fatal 5’ offence to contact us. We will act on the information you give and together we can continue to help make the roads safer for all.”

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