Kawerau Police on major drug raids

Locking up Meth users doesn't solve anything.

That's the view of the head of the Kawerau Police following last year's major drug raids in the town.

Police went after methamphetamine suppliers in the raids which saw dozen of people arrested.

Sergeant Al Fenwick says police make no apologies for the raids, but he says a different way needs to be found to deal with meth users.

Emma Griffiths