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Crackdown on drugs in Bedlington

Dated: 18 Feb 2013

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Officers in Bedlington executed ten warrants across two days of action against suspected drug crime.

Six people were arrested for drug offences and handling stolen and counterfeit goods. Five have been bailed until March and one received a caution.

Between Thursday, February 7, and Friday, February 8, officers targeted areas of Tosson Close, Milbank Road, East Green, Queens Road, Allgood Terrace, Phoenix Street and Burnside.

As part of Operation Enterprise, a number of cannabis plants were seized along with items of suspected stolen and counterfeit goods.

Inspector Karen Murray of the Bedlington Neighbourhood Team said: "We are listening to the concerns of local people and taking action.

"The residents of Bedlington have told us about the supply and use of drugs in the area and the crime associated with it. Operation Enterprise is focused on taking robust action to catch those involved in drug-related crime of any sort.

"Together with the information we get from the public, we are determined to cut crime and disorder in the area and keep Bedlington a safe place to live, work and socialise."

Bedlington Neighbourhood Policing Team can be contacted on 101 ext 69191.

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