Ex-Bracknell Bees ice hockey star on drugs charge
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Charged: Ex-Bracknell Bees player and Crowthorne business owner Adam Greener, 31.
A FORMER Bracknell Bees player and owner of a Crowthorne restaurant has been charged with conspiring to sell Class A drugs.
Two men were charged and held in police custody after a drugs raid last Wednesday, that saw officers from Hampshire Police targeting homes in Priestwood, Great Hollands and Yateley, as well as a business in Crowthorne.
They went to homes at about 12.30pm and confiscated a quantity of a substance, believed to be cocaine, from a property in Carnoustie, Great Hollands.
Aurelio David Bellamy, 45, of Carnoustie, and 31-year-old Adam James Paul Greener, of Walnut Close, Yateley, have since been charged with conspiring to supply cocaine and amphetamine.
Mr Greener owns Puck-A-Pizza - also known as Puck-A-Grub - in Crowthorne High Street and used to play for the Bracknell Bees before switching to rival team the Slough Jets for the 2009/10 season.
He was also assistant coach for the Jets but has been suspended from his role in light of the charges.
A statement released by the club said: "Slough Jets ice hockey club are shocked to hear of the arrest of Adam Greener. It would be wrong of the club to make comment while an ongoing investigation is taking place and we would ask for supporters to refrain from speculation and think of the Greener family.
"At this point in time we have no alternative than to suspend Adam while the police investigation is ongoing and a decision and further statement will be made and issued at the conclusion of the police investigation.
"Our action doesn't infer any view on the situation and is taken purely as a precaution while the situation is under investigation."
Both the arrested men have been remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court next Tuesday. They appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court for a pre-trial hearing on Friday.
A 46-year-old woman, from Bracknell, has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Detective Inspector Dave Storey said: "Our investigation is ongoing and Wednesday's police action sends out a message that we will not tolerate the supply of illegal drugs in our community and that we intend to make life as unpleasant as possible for those suspected of being involved."
Those concerned about illegal drugs can call the police non-emergency num-
ber on 101 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you suspect a crime is in progress, always call 999.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 13 Mar 13