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Seven arrested in New Mills as part of a police drugs crackdown

Posted on 31st October 2014

Seven people have been arrested in New Mills as part of a targeted police operation to crack down on drugs in the area.

At around 12.30pm on Tuesday, October 28, officers executed a warrant at a property on High Street, New Mills, in connection with suspected drugs activity.

Four people, including a 40-year-old woman and three men, aged 39, 44 and 47-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

Following the warrant, officers received intelligence to suggest that further suspects were believed to be concerned with drugs offences.

Officers discovered suspected Class A drugs after carrying out a stop search on a woman on Torr Top Street, New Mills. A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Hague Bar Road in connection with the warrant, and discovered suspected Class A drug and drugs paraphernalia in the vehicle.  A 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance.

All suspects have since been bailed pending further investigations.

On Thursday, October 23, police executed a search warrant at a property on Hague Bar, New Mills where they discovered around 40 suspected cannabis plants.

A 24-year-old man was arrested and later bailed pending further inquiries.

Section Inspector Barry Doyle from the Buxton North policing teams said: “These warrants are part of a targeted operation to crackdown on drugs offences in our communities and it is my intention to take a zero intolerance approach to those involved with this type of behaviour.

“I’d urge anyone who wants to report suspected criminal activity to do so, and I hope that this action will assure people that we do treat those reports seriously and will act on them.”

Do you have any information about drugs-related activity in your neighbourhood? If so, call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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