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Seven arrests in Derby 'Take-Away' drug search

Posted on 28th March 2017
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We have arrested seven people on suspicion of drugs offences after our officers executed a search warrant at the Spice Fusion take-away shop on Stenson Road, Derby.

The team carried out the search yesterday evening, Monday, Monday 27, under the Misuse of Drugs Act and recovered what are believed to be Class A and Class B drugs, a quantity of cash and drug paraphernalia.

The seven, all men aged between 55 and 24 years, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A and B drugs with intent to supply and taken to St Mary’s Wharf Police Station, where they are still being questioned.

As a result of the arrests, five more searches were conducted last night in Crewe Street, Provident Street, Sale Street and Middleton Street, Derby with an address in Burton Road, Burton also being searched. More cash and mobile phones were seized at these addresses.

Sergeant Scott McDermott, who was in charge of the searches, said: “We have seized what we suspect to be Class A and Class B drugs.

“Drugs can have a detrimental effect on communities, with associated crime and anti-social behaviour, and I would always ask anyone with information about drugs in their neighbourhood to get in touch.

“Although we have made arrests our enquiries will be ongoing and so I would ask if anyone has any information to be please make contact with me.

“As well as carrying out our enquiries in to the alleged criminal activity, we are also talking to our colleagues in Environmental Health at Derby City Council about the takeaway.”

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