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Derby city centre arrest for 'Black Mamba' dealing

Posted on 13th December 2017
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Our officers, operating in plain clothes, have arrested a man in Derby city centre on suspicion of dealing synthetic cannabinoids, often referred to as ‘Black Mamba’. 

The officers were on duty in the Green Lane/Macklin Street area of the city on Monday afternoon (December, 11), when they had cause to stop and search a man on Green Lane. 

He was arrested after officers found what was believed to be synthetic cannabinoids, cash and drug dealing paraphernalia. 

The 51 year-old man from Pelham Street, Derby has now been charged with possession of a class A drug, possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday, December 13. 

Inspector Lauren Woods, who is in charge of policing in the city centre, said: “This action is part of our policing of the complaints we have received about anti-social behaviour in this part of the city. 

“Whilst we have increased our visible presence and deployed a mobile police station we are also backing this action up with plain-clothed patrols. 

“This shows that we are determined to take positive action to allow people to live, work and visit the city centre without being affected by this type of behaviour.” 

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