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Five charged with 'black mamba' drug offences after city centre arrest

Posted on 3rd July 2017
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Our officers from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team have charged five people with drug offences connected with the possession of what is known as ‘black mamba’ after a city centre arrest. 

In November last year Caroline Wild, 33-years-old, now of Yates Street, Derby, was arrested in the city centre and as a result we searched her address at that time, a house on Parker Street. 

When conducting this search and a connected search at an address on Ashworth Avenue, Chaddesden, officers found a significant quantity of a psychoactive substance and more people were arrested. 

Since this time officers have continued with their investigation, which has included having the recovered substance analysed and identified. 

Today, as a result of these enquiries, Ms Wild and four others have been charged with possession of a psychoactive substance, namely MMB-FUBINACA, with intent to supply. 

The others charged are: Ben Wilde (22), also of Yates Street, Bradley Bennett (25),of Radbourne Street, Derby, David Beresford (26), of no fixed abode and a 17-year-old boy from Chaddesden that we cannot name for legal reasons. 

They will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August 1. 

Inspector Lauren Woods, who is in charge of policing in the city centre, said: “This shows that we are treating the possession of this type of substance as a priority due to the anti-social behaviour that is associated with its use. 

“We are therefore pleased to be able to bring to court five people charged with having this substance to supply to others”

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