A Llanelli Town Councillor has raised concerns following what he claims were ecstasy tablets and a machete found in a children’s play area in the Seaside area of the town. Cllr Rees contacted Llanelli Online to say that a storage object was discovered which contained a number of what appeared to be ecstasy tablets along with a machete knife. He said that the police had been informed and that the ‘drugs’ along with the knife had been removed for further investigation.
Llanelli Online contacted Dyfed-Powys Police to establish whether they had responded to the incident. In a statement issued on Thursday (Dec 14) they said: ”Police are investigating after receiving a report of a suspicious object in grass at Crown Park Club House, Seaside, Llanelli, at around 11:35am today (13 Dec). A knife and a large quantity of drugs that looked like children’s sweets were found inside a box. Anyone with information is asked to report it to PC 1200 Pritchard at Llanelli Police Station, by calling 101.”
Cllr Rees who serves the Glanymor ward said: “I am disgusted to hear of this latest finding and in Crown Park, a playing area of all places. The reckless actions of some have put Children living within our area at risk. Enough is enough!
“Residents locally have been voicing their concerns for a long time now and I share their frustrations with the growing levels of drug and antisocial problems within our community.
“It is only when you live in the area that you know of and regularly see the challenges that we face.
“Only yesterday, Councillors within the ward raised their concerns with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys and it was very encouraging to see him taking our concerns seriously and giving residents an opportunity to raise their concerns and experiences.
“The safety of the community as always must be the priority here and all of us as residents need reassurance now that every step is being taken to address these growing problems at a local level.”