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Police make 'mamba' arrests after city centre drug search.

Posted on 10th January 2018
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Officers from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team have made several arrests today after a drug search at a Derby flat. 

The team searched the flat on Siddals Road this morning, Wednesday, January 10 after receiving community intelligence about suspicious activity at the address. 

Two women, aged 46 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to supply, after a quantity of what is believed to be synthetic cannabinoids (sometimes referred to as ‘Black Mamba’) was found during the search. 

Both woman have been interviewed and released pending further investigation. 

A 45 year-old man from Wilkins Drive, Allenton was also arrested on suspicion of being in breach of a previous restraining order and remains in our custody. 

Sergeant Jamie Millard, who is in charge of the team, said: “This action is part of our on-going work tackling the use of synthetic cannabinoids in the city centre. 

“It goes along side our more high profile presence in the city and shows that we will act on intelligence received from the public to put a stop to the anti-social behaviour the use of these illegal substances causes.” 

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