Police make arrests after raids on homes
Four people were arrested after police seized drugs in Stevenage raids.
FOUR people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Stevenage following police raids on two properties in the town.
Police officers went to an address in Longfields at 7pm on Friday following reports that drugs had been delivered to the property.
When police arrived at the house they seized approximately 20 wraps of cocaine and made four arrests.
The arrests led police to a property in Wisden Road at 10pm where about 20 cannabis plants, a quantity of cocaine, around �1,000 in cash and hydroponics equipment were seized.
A 44-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman and a 34-year old man, each from Stevenage, were arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. They have been bailed and are due to return to Stevenage police station in August.
A man aged 57, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and producing a class B drug. He was remanded in custody and appeared at Central Herts Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday).
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Stevenage Neighbourhood Team Inspector Steve Hague said: “Stevenage does not have a serious drugs problem. However, we are determined to do everything we can to hinder those involved in the supply and trade of illegal drugs and act immediately on reports of drugs-related activity in the local area.
“Our arrests should send out a clear message to those involved in the drugs trade that we will not tolerate drugs in our communities and will come after you if we suspect you are involved.”