Crack cocaine and cannabis seized during Redditch drugs raid

First published in News

FOUR people were arrested when a drugs warrant was executed in Redditch.

The warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act was carried out at a flat in Salters Lane during the afternoon on Monday, March 24.

A quantity of drugs, believed to be cannabis and crack cocaine, were recovered, and mobiles phones taken away for further analysis. A car was also searched at the scene.

Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply.

They have been released on police bail until May 29, pending further inquiries.

The latest warrant follows a similar raid at an address in Fownhope Close, Winyates, a month ago, when a large quantity of cash and what is believed to be heroin and crack cocaine were recovered.

A man and a woman remain on police bail on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs in relation to that warrant.

North Worcestershire commander Superintendent Kevin Purcell said: “These warrants are part of a long term project to tackle the supply of Class A drugs in Redditch, and associated crime.

“We are very pleased that both of these warrants were positive, resulting in a total of six people being arrested and drugs taken off our streets.

“We recognise the concerns that drug dealing causes residents, and police community support officers have been calling door to door to deliver leaflets and offer reassurance.

“To really be effective in tackling drugs, we rely on the support and co-operation of the local community, and by working together we can really make a difference, so I am urging anyone who knows anything not to turn a blind eye or to think their information is worthless but to contact the police or Crimestoppers, anonymously if they wish.  Each individual piece of information helps us build a picture of what is happening and could be the one part of the puzzle which is missing.”

Anyone with information about drug dealing is asked to contact West Mercia Police directly on the non-emergency number 101, or by giving details anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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