Two men, aged 50 and 33, arrested during an investigation into shops suspected of selling illegal drugs and ‘legal high’ substances on the Isle of Wight have been released from bail with no further action due to insufficient evidence.
Police visited a shop in Ryde High Street on August 18, 2010 when a 33-year-old man from Sandown, Isle of Wight was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug, and on suspicion of distributing a harmful substance under General Product Safety Regulations 2005.
On the same day (August 18, 2010), police also visited a shop in Newport, Isle of Wight where a 50-year-old man from Newport, Isle of Wight was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug, and on suspicion of supplying hazardous materials contrary to General Product Safety Regulations 2005.
These arrests were part of a police operation, which had been planned in response to reports on the Isle of Wight about the supply of illegal drugs and ‘legal high’ substances, including one known as ‘Ivory Wave’.
The two arrests are not directly linked to police enquiries into the death of Michael Bishton whose body was found in the sea near Bembridge, Isle of Wight on Saturday, August 14, 2010.