Posted on 7th February 2018
Our officers from the Derby City Safer Neighbourhood Team have made an early-morning arrest of a suspected drug dealer earlier today.
Acting on community intelligence the team were out on patrol early this morning, Wednesday, February 7 in the St Peter’s Street area of the city.
After being seen acting suspiciously and following a short foot chase, a 32-year-old man from Oriel Court, Derby was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class b drug with intent to supply, after he was found with a quantity of what is believed to be synthetic cannabinoids, otherwise known as 'Black Mamba'.
Sergeant Jamie Millard, who is in charge of the team, said: “This action shows that we are continuing to treat complaints of anti-social behaviour and drug use in the city centre seriously.
“The team is working hard and will always listen and act on information we receive from the public.
“Derby is a safe place to visit, work and live and we, along with our partners in the city, are determined to keep it that way.”
The arrested man is to be interviewed later today.
If you have any information or concerns about such activity in the city centre contact the team on 101.
Alternatively 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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