Posted on 22nd December 2017
Seven people have been arrested, and suspected Synthetic Cannabinoids, Heroin, Crack Cocaine and Cannabis seized, following a number of warrants and searches in the Chesterfield area.
Local officers carried out a series of strikes and targeted patrols over three days from Monday, December 11 to Wednesday, December 13.
They carried out warrants at addresses in Newbold, Grangewood and Chesterfield as part of the operation.
On Monday, December 11 they searched a property on Kipling Road, Newbold, and seized cash, drug related items and suspected Synthetic Cannabinoids.
Two men aged 29 and 26, and two women aged 20 and 19, were all arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.
A 31 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs on Tuesday, December 12 while searching a property at Thorntree Court in Grangewood.
On Wednesday, December 13 officers carried out a warrant at a property on Rutland Road, Chesterfield. They seized suspected Cannabis and a quantity of cash.
A 26 year old man and a 23 year old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of Cannabis and money laundering.
All seven people have been questioned and released under investigation while enquiries continue.
In addition to the warrants, a 20 year old man who was travelling in a black Mitsubishi 4x4 was stopped by police on Burley Close, Birdholme.
He was found to be driving without insurance and also in possession of Cannabis. His vehicle has been seized and he received a Cannabis warning.
A 29 year old man from Chesterfield was also stopped and searched by officers on Elder Way in the town centre. He was found to be carrying a quantity of Mamba and has been reported to the court for possession of a Class B drug.
Inspector Dave Nichols, who is in charge of policing in Chesterfield, said: “We carried out a number of strike days as part of our continued commitment to targeting drug misuse in the community and the related crime and anti-social behaviour which it can fuel.
“Officers are working hard to investigate and disrupt the supply of illegal drugs and I would like to thank the community for their continued support. If you have any information about drug related activity in your neighbourhood please come forward.
“We take reports very seriously and will follow up on any information we receive as we aim to make sure Chesterfield is a safe and pleasant place to live, work and visit.”
If you have information about drug use in your community call Derbyshire police on 101 or online through the Contact Us page of the website, by clicking here.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online through the Crimestoppers website, www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Do you, or someone you know, have problems with alcohol or drugs and are finding that this is causing you problems?
If so, the Derbyshire Recovery Partnership (DRP) can offer you free and confidential tailored support, to help you gain control and build positive relationships. Call 0845 308 4010, or 01246 206514 from a mobile, or email email@example.com