Six people arrested in Ilkeston following strike week to target drugs in the town
SIX people have been arrested in Ilkeston following a strike week to target drugs in the town.
Officers carried out five warrants last week, seizing a range of suspected drugs.
On Monday, a flat in Chapel Court was raided and police found what they believe to be cocaine, as well as a quantity of tablets. The inquiry into these items is ongoing.
A flat in Nelson Street was raided on Tuesday, March 12 and officers found cash and several wraps of suspected heroin.
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A 36-year-old man and two women, aged 22 and 33, were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with the intent to supply. The man and younger woman were questioned and released on bail while inquiries continue while the 33-year-old was later released without charge.
At a flat in Critchley Street on Wednesday, March 13, three people were arrested after police found several wraps of suspected drugs.
A 27-year-old woman and two men, aged 34 and 38, were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with the intent to supply, questioned and released on bail.
During the other warrants, the addresses were searched but no drugs were found.
Ilkeston Section Inspector Nick Daines said: “During the past year, we have seen some outstanding successes in our efforts to reduce crime and tackle criminality, with some excellent custodial sentences for drug dealers in particular.
“We have enjoyed ten years of crime reduction in Derbyshire but we are not complacent and will continue to keep the pressure on those who cause harm to our communities.
"I hope this activity will continue to reassure local residents that we take the issue of drug dealing very seriously and that it will remain one of our highest priorities at Ilkeston.”
Insp Daines said that several of the warrants were organised as a result of community information.
He said: “I can confirm that many of these warrants have come about as a direct result of community intelligence and I would like to thank people for passing this information on and urge them to continue to do so, either directly to us or through Crimestoppers.
“The intelligence picture that this allows us to build means that we can take the fight to the dealers and ensure that they feel the heavy hand of the law in a very real sense."
If you have information about drugs in your neighbourhood, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.