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Drugs warrants carried out in Alnwick

06 Dec 2017 15:26 PM

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A 42-year-old man has been arrested in raids as police crackdown on drugs supply, a quantity of cannabis and cash was also seized by officers. 

On Friday, December 1, warrants were carried out at three addresses in Alnwick.

The warrants were enforced at addresses in the Saint James Estate area of the Northumberland town.

The man who had been arrested, for possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply, has been released under investigation, and two other men have also been interviewed in relation to possession and supply offences. Further enquiries are being conducted by CID into the joint activity.

Police obtained the warrants after receiving a number of calls about suspicious activity at the addresses over a number of weeks.

Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: "This activity was set up in response to concerns raised by the local community. 

“We want to reassure local people that protecting communities is our priority and we will always respond to such issues to prevent further harm.

"We cannot underestimate the detrimental effect drug dealing has on our communities and the misery it brings to the lives of those who have to put up with the unwanted activity and we are committed to making sure the supply of drugs in our communities is disrupted.

"Our communities play a crucial role in supporting us and it is often the information they give us that enables us to take action and I hope this activity reassures our neighbourhoods that we do listen to their concerns and respond to these robustly."

If anyone has concerns about criminal behaviour and the supply of drugs in their community, they should contact their local neighbourhood team on 101.