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Police pictured last year raiding a property in Gedling

Police teams raided three properties in Arnold and Netherfield as they continue to crack down on illegal drug supply in the Gedling borough continue at full-throttle.

Officers swooped to execute Misuse of Drugs Acts warrants at addresses in Manvers Street and Pearson Street in Netherfield and Roxburgh Close in Arnold.

Police said the raids were part of efforts to target suspected drug offenders and remove harmful drugs from the streets.

During the Manvers Street warrant, carried out on Wednesday (April 21, 2021), officers seized a quantity of Class B drugs and phones from the address as a police investigation into the finds continues.

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Police are stepping up efforts to stop illegal drug supply across the borough

More Class B drugs, namely cannabis and mamba, were swiftly recovered during a proactive operation in Roxburgh Close on Tuesday (April 20). A 19-year-old man was voluntarily interviewed in relation to the discoveries, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply mamba and possession of cannabis. Enquiries remain ongoing.

Last Friday (23) another raid was carried out in Pearson Street, resulting in the seizure of a small amount of cannabis plants.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Chris Pearson said: “We’re continuing our relentless work to tackle drug supply as a priority after listening to our communities  who have told us what issues are most concerning to them.

“By targeting those believed to be involved in drug crime we not only disrupt the criminal network but we prevent other serious criminality from occurring.

“The illegal supply of drugs causes misery for communities and we’re absolutely focussed on continue to targeting those responsible. The results from this week alone show our unwavering commitment to protecting the public, making our streets safer and bringing criminals to justice.

“Our positive activity and proactive operations to tackle drug supply will continue and I’d like to reassure the public that we will take robust action against those responsible for committing offences which cause harm in our communities.”

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