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Drugs operation in Derby continues to be a success

Posted on 6th July 2018

This week has seen 10 further arrests and of those seven have been charged for drugs offences as part of Operation Halifax, the ongoing operation to tackle drugs in the city.

The arrests and charges this week has brought the total number of people arrested to 44 and of those 32 people have been charged and will face the courts.

Inspector Lauren Woods, who is in charge of policing in the city centre said: “The success of this operation has been overwhelming. The issue of drug production and supply in the city is one of our main priorities, therefore I welcome operations such as this to break down that chain and bring those responsible to justice.

“This weeks warrants focussed on the supply of Class A drugs, however the operation overall has targeted the production and supply of Mamba and Spice. These Class B drugs in particular have been a big concern in the city for some time and we have been working with residents, businesses and partner agencies to gather intelligence and tackle the issue.

“I would welcome anyone with information relating to drugs to contact us so that we can continue to address this issue, making Derby a safer place for everyone.”

The following people have been charged this week with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs:

Adil Ali (18) of Crewe Street, Derby

Waqar Ashfaq (21) of Darby Street, Derby

Sian Phillips (48) of Wilson Street, Derby

Lynda Wooley (34) of Parliament Close, Derby

Elizabeth Dean (25) of Dryden Street, Derby

Brian Dawson (42) of Stockbrook Street, Derby

Usman Shabir (24) of Darby Street, Derby was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

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