Armed police stormed homes on a quiet residential street in Wiltshire as they carried out a drugs raid.

Officers forced entry on a multiple-occupancy house at Eastleigh Road in Devizes after multiple vehicles and more than a dozen officers flooded the street.

Firearms officers used specialist equipment to forcibly gain entry to the building shortly before 9.30am on Thursday, October 12.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Police raid a home in DevizesBoth the upstairs and downstairs flats were searched for drugs and a large bag of “white powder”, which police believe to be cocaine, was seized after drawing the attention of a dog unit.

Cash and mobile phones were also found by police at the property.

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No arrests were made at the scene.

Following the raid, Sergeant Chris Wickham spoke of the importance of disrupting the supply of drugs in the area.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PCC Philip Wilkinson attended the raidPCC Philip Wilkinson attended the raid (Image: Newsquest)He said: “It’s really important and it’s what our communities tell us affects them.

“It’s not necessarily the fact there is drug dealing going on that bothers people, it’s the fact that people involved in the sale and use of drugs tend to be involved in other criminality.

“People are profiting from illegal activities and the anti-social behaviour that comes with drug use and people dealing… we’re keen to carry on (disrupting).”