Ten charged with alleged county lines drug offences after warrants in Chesterfield and Sheffield
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Ten people have been charged with alleged county lines drug offences following warrants in Chesterfield and Sheffield.
Six men and four women were arrested during three days of warrants this week, which took place in Newbold, Whittington Moor and Calow – with heroin, cannabis, a lock knife, designer clothing, and a substantial amount of cash.
All ten were subsequently charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine – with all four women and four of the men remanded to prison.
Detective Sergeant Simon Cartwright said: “During this series of warrants officers have recovered a quantity of heroin that, had it not been found, was destined for sale on the streets of our town.
“As a force we will not tolerate the harm that drug dealing brings to our communities, and we will do everything within our power to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.
“Equally as important is to ensure that those vulnerable people who are targeted by county lines gangs are given the help they need and we are working closely with partner organisations, including Chesterfield Borough Council, to ensure that we help give them the support they need.”
Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “It’s positive news for our communities that officers have been able to make these arrests and prevented these drugs from being sold in our town.
“We are continuing to support officers in their efforts, whilst also making sure vulnerable people get the support to break the cycle of abuse.
“If you think county lines drug dealing may be happening in your area, please report it as soon as you can. Any information you can share will help to protect vulnerable people, as well as preventing the sale of drugs in our communities.”
If you have information about drug dealing in your area then you can contact the force, in confidence, using any of the below methods:
Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact