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Bar Centro to appeal license suspension

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One of the bars who had their license suspended over drug activity is to appeal the decision.

Bar Centro will now face a second hearing tomorrow (December 20) to decide whether they will be forced to remain shut over the festive period.

As it stands, Isis Noir on Corporation Street and Bar Centro on Holywell Street will be shut for one of the busiest times of year following a massive police operation clamping down on class A drugs in the night time economy.

On Tuesday, Chesterfield Borough Council called an urgent review of the licences for the two venues, and moved to suspend them.

According to a police report, cocaine and MCAT were dealt to undercover officers “in plain view of patrons of the premises” during operations carried out between October and December.

Det Insp John Roddis, senior investigating officer on the operation, said they had uncovered “a propensity to deal cocaine and MCAT within certain licenced premises in Chesterfield.”

Referring to separate swoops he added: “As a result of a two-month police operation we have now arrested 38 individuals for various drug supply offences, with ten arrests outstanding. The police are now actively working with partner agencies to combat drug supply which we have robustly tackled and one of the main objectives is harm minimisation and to promote a safe environment for the public.”

The venue licences are suspended pending a full review, which is scheduled for mid-January. A spokesman for Chesterfield Borough Council said: “The police made applications to suspend both licenses following allegations of serious criminal activity on the premises. After careful consideration of both applications, which included hearing from both the police and solicitors on behalf of the business owners, our licensing panel agreed to suspend the licences pending a full hearing in 28 days.”

The decision comes following a week of arrests. On Thursday, December 12, the Derbyshire Times was at a morning raid on Shirland Street in Chesterfield as the uniformed task force executed two warrants on three separate properties, making eight arrests. A large quantity of suspected Class A drugs was recovered. Cash and a car were also seized.

Speaking as the dramatic scene unfolded, Mark Lumley – who was due to move onto the street that day – said: “It is a bit worrying seeing all of these police here. I have got two daughters to protect. You know it’s about, you know there are drugs but it’s a bit different when it’s on your own doorstep.”

Another resident, who didn’t want to be named, said she was “shocked but not surprised” by the warrants. She added: “I do feel reassured seeing the police doing their job.”

Jordan Drysdale, 18, was charged with two counts of supplying Class A drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court and has been remanded to appear at Derby Crown Court on January 10.

Tariq O’Connor, 22, was charged with nine counts of supplying Class A drugs, two of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and one of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. He has also appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court and been remanded to appear at Derby Crown Court on 10th January.

Connor Canavan, 21, was charged with supplying Class A drugs. He appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court and was remanded to appear at Derby Crown Court on January 7.

Two 19-year-olds, one man and one woman, were released on bail pending further inquiries. A 22-year-old man was released without charge.

A 20-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs and an 18-year-old man was charged with being concerned in the supply of drugs. They will appear at court at a later date.

Arrests

Friday, December 13

Three warrants carried out at Crosscroft House Chesterfield; Chantrey Avenue, Chesterfield; and Wain Avenue, Chesterfield and a further eight arrest.

Andrew Stevens (19) charged with four counts of supplying Class B drugs, one count of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs, one count of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. He appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on December 14

Michael Weeks (21) charged with six counts of supplying Class A drugs appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court December 14

A 24-year-old man was charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 21-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 25-year-old man was charged with one count of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 22-year-old woman was charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. She will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs and released on bail pending further inquiries.

A 16-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs was released without charge.

Update from Monday, December 16

Two warrants executed and 13 other properties searched as a result of 10 arrests made. Three cars and a large amount of cash were seized. Also seized were quantities of drugs and drug paraphernalia. An 18-year-old man was charged with offering to supply Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

A 22-year-old man was charged with offering to supply Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014. A 21-year-old man was charged with three counts of supplying Class A drugs, and one count of possession of Class A drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

A 16-year-old male was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs and one count of supplying Class A drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

A 30-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014. A 20-year-old man has been charged with offering to supply Class A drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply cannabis has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of supplying Class B drugs has been released on bail pending further inquiries. A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs has been released on bail.

Drugs raid officers close nightclubs for Christmas

Festive celebrations have come to an abrupt close for two town centre nightclubs, after their licences were suspended over drug activity.

Isis Noir on Corporation Street and Bar Centro on Holywell Street will be shut for one of the busiest times of year following a massive police operation clamping down on class A drugs in the night time economy.

On Tuesday, Chesterfield Borough Council called an urgent review of the licences for the two venues, and moved to suspend them.

According to a police report, cocaine and MCAT were dealt to undercover officers “in plain view of patrons of the premises” during operations carried out between October and December.

Det Insp John Roddis, senior investigating officer on the operation, said they had uncovered “a propensity to deal cocaine and MCAT within certain licenced premises in Chesterfield.”

Referring to separate swoops he added: “As a result of a two-month police operation we have now arrested 38 individuals for various drug supply offences, with ten arrests outstanding. The police are now actively working with partner agencies to combat drug supply which we have robustly tackled and one of the main objectives is harm minimisation and to promote a safe environment for the public.”

The venue licences are suspended pending a full review, which is scheduled for mid-January. A spokesman for Chesterfield Borough Council said: “The police made applications to suspend both licenses following allegations of serious criminal activity on the premises. After careful consideration of both applications, which included hearing from both the police and solicitors on behalf of the business owners, our licensing panel agreed to suspend the licences pending a full hearing in 28 days.”

The decision comes following a week of arrests. On Thursday, December 12, the Derbyshire Times was at a morning raid on Shirland Street in Chesterfield as the uniformed task force executed two warrants on three separate properties, making eight arrests. A large quantity of suspected Class A drugs was recovered. Cash and a car were also seized.

Speaking as the dramatic scene unfolded, Mark Lumley – who was due to move onto the street that day – said: “It is a bit worrying seeing all of these police here. I have got two daughters to protect. You know it’s about, you know there are drugs but it’s a bit different when it’s on your own doorstep.”

Another resident, who didn’t want to be named, said she was “shocked but not surprised” by the warrants. She added: “I do feel reassured seeing the police doing their job.”

Jordan Drysdale, 18, was charged with two counts of supplying Class A drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court and has been remanded to appear at Derby Crown Court on January 10.

Tariq O’Connor, 22, was charged with nine counts of supplying Class A drugs, two of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and one of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. He has also appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court and been remanded to appear at Derby Crown Court on 10th January.

Connor Canavan, 21, was charged with supplying Class A drugs. He appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court and was remanded to appear at Derby Crown Court on January 7.

Two 19-year-olds, one man and one woman, were released on bail pending further inquiries. A 22-year-old man was released without charge.

A 20-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs and an 18-year-old man was charged with being concerned in the supply of drugs. They will appear at court at a later date.

Arrests

Friday, December 13

Three warrants carried out at Crosscroft House Chesterfield; Chantrey Avenue, Chesterfield; and Wain Avenue, Chesterfield and a further eight arrest.

Andrew Stevens (19) charged with four counts of supplying Class B drugs, one count of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs, one count of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. He appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on December 14

Michael Weeks (21) charged with six counts of supplying Class A drugs appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court December 14

A 24-year-old man was charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 21-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 25-year-old man was charged with one count of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 22-year-old woman was charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. She will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on January 27.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs and released on bail pending further inquiries.

A 16-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs was released without charge.

Update from Monday, December 16

Two warrants executed and 13 other properties searched as a result of 10 arrests made. Three cars and a large amount of cash were seized. Also seized were quantities of drugs and drug paraphernalia. An 18-year-old man was charged with offering to supply Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

A 22-year-old man was charged with offering to supply Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014. A 21-year-old man was charged with three counts of supplying Class A drugs, and one count of possession of Class A drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

A 16-year-old male was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs and one count of supplying Class A drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

A 30-year-old man was charged with two counts of supplying Class B drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014. A 20-year-old man has been charged with offering to supply Class A drugs. He will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on February 3, 2014.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply cannabis has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of supplying Class B drugs has been released on bail pending further inquiries. A 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs has been released on bail.

 
 
 

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