Raids have been carried out at several properties in Arnold as part of a “week of action” cracking down on drug crime around Gedling borough..
Raids were carried out at two addresses in Rolleston Drive and Pinewood Avenue yesterday (September 25) morning following community intelligence about suspected drug dealing in the area.
Suspected Class A and B drugs were seized during the Pinewood Avenue warrant and a woman has been voluntarily interviewed under caution.
Suspected Class B drugs were recovered from the Rolleston Drive address.
Today’s activity comes after officers on the local Operation Reacher team arrested a boy yesterday and recovered a quantity of a suspected Class A drugs after searching a property in the Goodwood Avenue area of Arnold.
A quantity of white powder was found stashed away in a wardrobe along with deal bags and scales. The suspect was consequently interviewed regarding the offence and bailed.
The week of action, involving the local Operation Reacher Team and the Gedling Neighbourhoods Policing Team, was in support of the local policing priority of drug supply.
Proactive patrols are continuing as part of ongoing efforts to tackle an issue which has been raised by the local community as being a main concern for them.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Chris Pearson said: “Residents have told us that they want to see us taking action to tackle drugs and, as this week’s activity has shown, we have listened to them and acted on their concerns.
“I hope it reassures people that we do act on any information passed to us.
“We have carried out a number of successful warrants to date, on the back of information received from members of the public, and I’d encourage anyone with any concerns about drug use and supply in their area to please report it to us.
“We won’t hesitate to take action to disrupt suspected drug-related criminality in our neighbourhoods.
“Illegal drug production, supply, use and the associated criminal activity causes misery for law-abiding residents and has a negative effect on our communities.
“We remain fully committed to continuing our work to tackle drug-related crime, particularly around the distribution of drugs which often has links to violent crime, as well as targeting offenders who are causing misery in our communities and bringing them to justice.
“We are constantly working behind the scenes to gather information about those who may be involved in drug supply.
“Local people can help the police build up information that could lead to further positive action being taking. We need them to be our eyes and ears and work with us by telling us about suspicious activity in their areas.
“If you have any concerns or see anything suspicious in your area, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”