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Man arrested and drugs seized in 'county lines' drug raid

Andy Morris 21st Jan, 2019

CLASS A drugs were found at a house in Rugby this morning (Monday January 21) where a man was arrested as part of investigations into ‘county lines’ drug gangs.

Warwickshire Police’s Offender Management Unit, Task Force and Safer Neighbourhood Team also found cash and drug dealing paraphernalia when they raided the house in Rosewood Avenue.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and possession of a class A drugs with intent to supply.

Detective Sergeant Alan Gardner from the Rugby Offender Management Unit said: “This operation is part of our ongoing efforts to tackle drugs in Rugby.”

County lines operations involve dealers from cities moving into towns where their faces are not known to local police.

The highly-organised city gangs identify drug users or other vulnerable people in their target towns and send ‘runners’ to take over their homes – often children as young as 14 – to enable them to deal at street level.

Anyone with information about the supply of drugs in Warwickshire can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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