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Woman arrested in City Centre Drug Search

Posted on 9th February 2017
Drug Warrant Exeter Street

This morning (February 9) we’ve arrested a woman while we were conducting a drug search at a flat on Exeter Street in Derby city centre. 

Officers from the Derby City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team and Task Force carried out the search under the Misuse of Drugs Act having received community intelligence about activity at the address. 

The 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to supply after a large quantity of what is believed to be a synthetic cannabinoid (Black Mamba) was seized. She has been taken to St Mary’s Wharf Police Station for interview. 

Sergeant Becky Webster, who is in charge of the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “ This type of alleged activity really has an adverse effect on the community in which it is happening. 

“We will always take appropriate action when we receive such intelligence. My officers having been visible in the area this morning and calling on other local flats to let people know what we have been doing to reassure them that we are taking positive action.” 

Anyone with any information regarding this or similar issues should contact their local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here. 

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

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