8th Dec, 2016

City man arrested as suspected heroin and crack cocaine discovered

Shaun Reynolds 3rd Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MAN has been arrested during a dawn raid after officers uncovered a stash of suspected heroin and crack cocaine in the kitchen of a Coventry flat.

West Midlands Police officers descended on the address in Sherbourne Street at 5.30am on Friday (September 30) morning after receiving intelligence it was being used as a drugs den.

Specialists search officers found around 100 dealer wraps, a large quantity of cash and a stun gun concealed behind lagging in a boiler cupboard.

An 18-year-old Afghan man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and possessing a firearm.

The man will also be questioned by detectives on suspicion of burglary at an address in Max Road, in the Bablake area of Coventry, on Tuesday (September 13).

Coventry Police Chief Inspector Warren Little, said West Midlands Police has ramped up its efforts to combat organised crime in Coventry.

He added: “This is a very significant drugs haul ? it will be sent away for forensics analysis but it’s believed to be heroin and crack cocaine.

“Information from the public is crucial in our fight against drug dealing and associated crime – we take information seriously and, as this warrant shows, will take positive action to address concerns.

“Drugs cause untold misery in communities and people should not accept drug dealing on their doorstep.”

Anyone who has suspicions about crime in their area should contact the police on 101.