Drugs arrests following raids
Dated: 02 Jul 2012
Police have raided a number of homes in Northumberland and have recovered what are believed to be stolen goods.
On Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27 a series of raids were conducted in the Ashington and Bedlington areas. Officers targeted suspected drug dealers and those believed to be responsible for local thefts.
In total 11 addresses were searched over the two day period with drugs and suspected stolen property recovered.
At an address in Alexandra Road police recovered a quantity of cannabis. A 44-year-old man was arrested and subsequently bailed for possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply.
In Ariel Street a quantity of counterfeit clothing was recovered from an address and a 30-year-old man was arrested and subsequently bailed for possessing / distributing false trade mark items.
In Sycamore Street a quantity of cannabis was recovered and a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession.
At an address in Neville Square a suspected stolen television was recovered.
Ashington Neighbourhood Inspector Barrie Joisce said: "This is a continuation of our recent proactive targeting of local criminals suspected of dealing drugs and committing crime in the Ashington and Bedlington areas.
"Multiple addresses were targeted, a number of seizures were made and several arrests resulted. Local offenders should be aware that we will act on intelligence received from the community regarding their criminal conduct and that we will robustly target them.
"Significant crime reductions have been achieved in the Ashington and Bedlington areas in the last year and we are committed to driving this level down further and disrupting the lives of those who impact on their fellow residents.
"I would urge to local residents to assist us by providing information on those committing crime in their areas and report any suspicious activity they see."
Anyone with information about suspected crime in their area is asked to contact officers on the 101 non-emergency number.