Arrests following drugs raid

By Connie Osborne Tuesday 25 March 2014 Updated: 25/03 14:59

A DRUGS raid at a Batchley flat has resulted in four people being arrested.

Three men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply following the search on the Salters Lane property on Monday afternoon (March 24).

A quantity of drugs, believed to be crack cocaine and cannabis were recovered along with mobile phones which were taken away for further analysis.

A car was also searched at the scene as part of the warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and the group have all been released on bail until May 29.

The arrests follow a similar raid at an address in Fownhope Close in Winyates last month where a large amount of cash as well as what is believed to be heroin and crack cocaine were recovered.

A man and a woman remain on bail on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs in relation to that raid.

Supt Kevin Purcell, North Worcestershire commander said the warrants were part of a long-term project to tackle the supply of Class A drugs in Redditch and associated crime.

"We are very pleased both of these warrants were positive, resulting in a total of six people being arrested and drugs taken off our streets.

"We recognise the concerns drug dealing causes residents, and police community support officers have been calling door to door to deliver leaflets and offer reassurance.

"To really be effective in tackling drugs we rely on the support and co-operation of the local community, and by working together we can really make a difference, so I am urging anyone who knows anything not to turn a blind eye or to think their information is worthless but to contact the police or Crimestoppers, anonymously if they wish.

"Each individual piece of information helps us build a picture of what is happening and could be the one part of the puzzle which is missing."

Anyone with any information about drug dealing should contact police directly on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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