Posted on 14th August 2017
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Our officers have today arrested five suspected drug dealers after a search of a city centre house.
The search was carried out earlier this morning, Monday, August 14, at an address on Edensor Square in the Stockbrook area of the city. A quantity of what is believed to be synthetic cannabinoids, often referred to as black mamba, was recovered along with paraphernalia associated with drug dealing and around £1000 in cash.
Two men aged 37 years, one man aged 23 years and two women aged 20 and 19 years were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and for being concerned in the supply of a class B drug. All five are currently being interviewed at St Mary’s Wharf police station.
The action was taken on the same day as a mobile police station was set-up in the city centre to address reports of anti-social behaviour believed to be caused by individuals under the influence of such substances.
Superintendent Tracy Harrison, who is in charge of operational policing in Derby, said: “Today’s actions show that we are determined to take positive action against those dealing in these types of substances.
“We so often see that these types of drugs are linked with anti-social behaviour and we are determined to keep Derby a safe and pleasant place to live, work and visit.”
If you have any information about similar suspected activity please call us on 101, our non-emergency number. Alternatively send us 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