Drugs and cash seized and arrests made in latest drugs crackdown in Stevenage
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An ongoing police operation to try to stamp out drug supply in Stevenage has seen five further arrests made.
Herts Police’s Operation Scorpion Team along with officers from the Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team and the Organised and Serious Crime Group acted on warrants at addresses across the town yesterday (Wednesday) and today.
Yesterday morning an address in Canterbury Way was raided and five people were arrested for drugs offences.
Two 24-year-old men from Stevenage were arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.
A 22-year-old man from Stevenage was arrested at the same address on suspicion of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.
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A 27-year-old man from Stevenage was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and a 54-year-old woman from Stevenage was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.
All five have been bailed while the investigation continues.
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Nearly £3,000 in cash was seized along with drugs with a street value of more than £5,000.
A dog at the property was also seized under the dangerous dogs act.
On Thursday morning officers conducted raids on a further three addresses in the town. Properties in Chertsey Rise, Lapwing Rise and Roundmead were searched and one person was reported for using Class A drugs.
Detective Sergeant John Harlock, who runs the operation, said: “The warrants are part of our on-going operation to tackle drug related crime in the town. Where we have information that people and properties are involved in the use of illegal substances, we will target these and deal with those involved robustly.
“I would urge the local community to continue to report any concerns they may have around drug crime, to allow us to build intelligence that we can act on.”
Information can be reported via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.