Teenager held after Swansea Valley's ‘largest’ meow meow haul is found
POLICE have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with what is believed to be the Swansea Valley's largest meow meow bust.
He was being held yesterday on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of drugs.
South Wales and Dyfed- Powys police forces put together a joint operation following public concerns about the scale of the use of the drug in Ystradgynlais.
That concern culminated in a high-profile public meeting at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall, where it was claimed village children as young as 12 had been using meow meow.
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Yesterday police raided a house in Wade Avenue, Ystalyfera. South Wales Police neighbourhood beat manager for the village, PC Kevin Richards, said: "An 18-year-old male was arrested and taken to Neath Police Station. We also recovered around half a kilo of a substance believed to be meow meow. This would have been the equivalent of around 676 potential deals worth around £15 to £20 a deal. It would appear that the main appeal of this drug is to the younger generation.
"It has been bandied about as being a legal high that people think is safe and okay to use. It isn't."
Dyfed-Powys Police Inspector Andy Reed said: "Following on from the community meetings, Dyfed-Powys and South Wales Police have been looking at addressing the issue of the supply of mephedrone in the upper Swansea Valley.
"In partnership, our two forces have issued a number of drug warrants in Ystradgynlais and Ystalyfera. I'm pleased to say a warrant was executed in Ystalyfera that saw our first major seizure of mephedrone."