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Suspected drugs found during patrols in Hadfield

Posted on 17th March 2014

Police discovered suspected Class B drugs following patrols in parts of Hadfield.

Officers from the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team headed out on patrol to speak to youths about anti-social behaviour in the area following complaints from the local community.

The policing team have increased patrols in ASB hot spots including Station Road, Lambgates and the Ehlinger Avenue area.

An officer became suspicious when engaging with a group of youths during patrols and carried out searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

A 17-year-old girl from the Manchester area was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class B drugs and has been bailed pending further investigations.

Sergeant Phil Booth from the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Unfortunately the anti -social behaviour of a minority can tarnish the reputation of the majority of law abiding young people.

“These searches and subsequent arrest show that police are targeting those responsible in order to combat the problem for local people.

“The public can help us to crackdown on this type of crime by sharing information and reporting any anti-social behaviour to police.”

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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