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Glossop police carry out drugs operation in town's pubs and bars

Posted on 5th July 2013

Five people were arrested for a range of offences during a police operation targeting drugs activity in the Glossop area.

Officers from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team visited pubs in the town along with a passive drugs dog from South Yorkshire police.

The operation, on Friday, June 28, saw several people searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and two arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested after being found in possession of suspected cannabis at one pub, while a 28-year-old man was arrested at another venue on suspicion of possessing what was believed to be cocaine.

Both were bailed pending further enquiries.

A search of the 18-year-old woman’s house in Torside Mews, Hadfield, resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of possessing a class B drug. She was street bailed pending further enquiries.

During the operation, one man was arrested for theft and another for drunk and disorderly behaviour.

The operation was carried out by Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team in collaboration with licensees in the area.

Inspector Jon Clark, who is in charge of policing in Glossop, said: “Our aim, along with the licensees in Glossop, is to keep our area free from drugs-related crime and make sure people can enjoy a safe night out.

“This operation was just one part of the ongoing effort to stamp out criminal activity in Glossop and we will continue to work hard alongside our partners and the town’s licensees.”

Anyone with information relating to drugs activity or other crime can call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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