A WOMAN has been charged with possession of heroin, with intent to supply, following a raid in Haverfordwest.

Three others have been released under investigation in connection with the incident, which police are treating as related to the 'county lines' drug network.

Pembrokeshire Superintendent Ross Evans said: “I can confirm that we are treating this incident as suspected county lines related activity.

"Local officers have acted swiftly and decisively in this case preventing any harm to our community.

"Members of the public can be assured that we will always deal with any suspected organised criminality quickly and very assertively.  

“Working with our partners, we will make sure that Pembrokeshire continues to be a hostile environment for criminals involved in supplying drugs. 

“I would like to thank the communities of Pembrokeshire for their great support and ask that any concerns are reported to us at the earliest opportunity.” 

What are the 'county lines'?

The county lines are a cross-country supply network, in which young and vulnerable people are exploited by criminal gangs in order to transport and sell drugs.

According to South Wales Police, children as young as 12 years old are being recruited to travel between urban and rural locations to deliver drugs and collect cash on behalf of the dealers, helping gang members evade detection.