A man, 45, and a woman, 51, both from High Wycombe have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and remain in police custody.

This comes following a Thames Valley Police investigation into the production and supply of fentanyl and isotonitazene.

Drugs warrants were executed this morning (September 1) at two addresses in High Wycombe as part of the investigation.

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Fentanyl and isotonitazene are both synthetic opioids that are highly addictive and have been linked to overdoses and in some cases, fatalities.

Bucks Free Press:

Officers were supported by colleagues from Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service to safely remove any chemical substances associated with the production of these drugs.

A quantity of white powder was seized from the addresses and will now be sent for testing.

Bucks Free Press:

Inspector Robb Webb, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “These drugs are relatively new on the scene but we have already seen individuals locally falling ill due to the strength of them.

"Illegal drugs aren’t tolerated in Wycombe and we are particularly keen to remove these stronger, man-made drugs from our streets.

“I urge anyone with any information about the production or supply of these drugs to get in touch with us either using our online form or by calling 101.

"Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website."

He continued: “All reports of drug dealing are reviewed by our intelligence teams and as today’s warrants demonstrate, information from our communities can be pieced together to help us take resolute, enduring action against drugs.”