Sixteen men and one woman have been arrested in dawn raids in Staffordshire for supplying Class A and Class B drugs. Operation Nemesis targetted suspected drug dealers in Burton. 250 officers and police staff were involved.
Officer Jane Sawyers says lots of crime in the community is as a result of drugs.
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