7th Jul, 2022

Three arrested in heroin and crack raid

AN OPERATION to shutdown big city drug dealers in Warwickshire has seen three people arrested.

A 23-year-old woman from Coventry and a 43-year-old man and 30-year-old man both from Stratford, were arrested yesterday (Wednesday) on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Police seized drugs thought to be crack cocaine and heroin after swooping in on a Stratford property.

Operation Cerberus is aimed at tackling county lines operations where highly-organised city gangs target rural areas to supply drugs and was launched after the crime lead to a 17-year-old being shot in the leg in December.

To date 23 people have been arrested as part of the operation and more than £30,000 worth of drugs seized.

Sgt Simon Ryan said: “Days of action like this mean we can focus our resources on targeting this serious problem and send out a clear message to drug dealers that they are not welcome in Warwickshire. We are committed to disrupting their activity and making the town as hostile as possible for them to operate in.

“Where there is county lines drug dealing there is often violent crime and this impacts on everyone.

“Much of our activity is based on intelligence provided by members of the public. I would urge anyone who has any information about drug dealing in their area to contact us.”

Anyone with information about drug dealing can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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