Six arrested in St Austell following crack down on County Lines drug dealing

Six people have been arrested in Cornwall during a series of raids at residential properties.

It follows a massive crack down on County Lines drug dealing in the St Austell area by Devon and Cornwall police.

Large amounts of suspected Class A drugs and cash were seized following a string of search warrants.

The investigation was conducted as part of the operation which took place throughout the day yesterday (Tuesday February 4).

The operation which was carried out by Devon and Cornwall police involved specialist firearms officers, dog units and involved between 20 and 30 officers.

Large amounts of suspected Class A drugs and cash were seized following a string of search warrants. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Yesterday’s operation was a successful part of our wider investigation into drug dealing in Cornwall. We would encourage members of the public to contact us if they witness suspicious activity or have information they think could assist our ongoing enquiries into County Lines drug dealing. >

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Found

A 44-year-old man from Truro and a 44-year-old man from St Austell have been arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug and have been bailed until March pending further enquiries.

Four men, two aged 22, one aged 21 and another aged 46, all from the West Midlands, have been arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug and have been bailed until March pending further enquiries.

A further two men were arrested in a vehicle in Devon.