- Tyne Tees
- 3 updates
Police have arrested a further five people after raids at homes across a Northumberland town in response to community concerns about drug dealing.
This brings the total number of people in police custody after this morning's raids to 13.
An operation by police to crack down the supplying of illegal drugs in Northumberland has been welcomed by Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.
Police have arrested eight people as part of an operation to tackle drug dealing in a Northumberland town.
Officers carried out search warrants this morning in Blyth, where eight people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and are currently in police custody.
The action follows an investigation into concerns raised by the community in the town, as well as a town survey which raised tackling drug use and supply as a priority for residents.
The investigation is into the supply of heroin in Blyth and a number of vehicles were also seized.
- A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion to supply Class A drugs
- Three men, aged 24, 37 and 38, and a 32-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs
- A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs
- A 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of offering to supply Class A drugs
- A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer