Four arrests in Stevenage after police act on reports of drug dealing
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Four men have been arrested in Stevenage after police swooped on properties after reports of drug-related activity.
Officers went to an address at the Brent Court tower block on Friday, following numerous complaints about drug use and dealing.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of class A drugs, and a 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Both are from Stevenage.
On Monday, officers from the Operation Scorpion anti-drugs team forced entry to a property in Shephall View under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and a 71-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. Both are from Stevenage.
The warrant was obtained after police received numerous complaints and information about drug-related activity in the Bedwell and Shephall aras of the town from members of the public.
A further two warrants were executed at Ely Close this morning. No arrests have been made in connection with this address at this time.
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Stevenage chief inspector Tannis Perks said: “We are aware that many residents in these areas were worried about drug activity and I hope this reassures them that we do take their concerns seriously.
“I would like to thank everyone who has contacted us with information about drug-related crime in Stevenage. This information is vital to our ongoing work to tackle drug dealing and the associated crime in our town.
“With your help we can act quickly and effectively. Please continue to report your concerns to us.”
Anyone with information regarding drug dealing or related crime should contact the Stevenage safer neighbourhood team on 101 or online at herts.police.uk/report.Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.