Drugs raids in Northumberland

Police have arrested eight people as part of an operation to tackle drug dealing in a Northumberland town.

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Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes crack down on Northumberland drug dealing

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.

"The use and supply of illegal drugs can ruin lives and blight our neighbourhoods.

"I am committed to ensuring that police will focus relentlessly on the people causing harm in our communities – in particular those involved in the supply of illegal drugs.

"I welcome this operation which was carried out in response to concerns raised by local people, and I hope this successful police activity will reassure residents that work is being done to tackle the issues that affect them.

"It is well known that the use of illegal drugs can also lead to associated crimes such as theft and burglary.

"As a result of this police operation, and with the help of the public, officers have taken harmful drugs off the streets of Blyth and targeted those people involved in drug related crime."

– Vera Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

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Eight arrested in early morning drugs raids

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
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