Police in Chesterfield seized £15,000, Class A drugs and four dogs during raids last week
A total of £15,000, four dogs and suspected Class A drugs were recovered by officers in Chesterfield during raids last week.
Police also arrested nine people and seized a quantity of suspected crack cocaine, cocaine powder and heroin which was found in properties across Chesterfield.
On top of the drugs and arrests, officers seized three vehicles, £15,000 of cash was frozen and a forfeiture order made on it, and four dogs were seized under the Animal Welfare Act.
It comes as the North Division Serious Organised Crime Team targeted drug dealers and organised criminals in the north east and north west of Derbyshire through a serious of raids, concerned in the supply of class A drugs.
Officers apprehended four people after they broke down the door of a home in Green Farm Close in Newbold on February 25.
Two men aged 19 and 25 from Sheffield and two Chesterfield women aged 31 and 47, were arrested during the raid on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply after suspected crack cocaine and heroin was found by police searching the property.
Earlier that week, a 31-year-old man from Rotherham and a 42-year-old man from Sheffield were both arrested on February 22 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs after they were stopped by officers in Langer Lane in Chesterfield.
Both men have now been released on police bail.
On February 23 officers also arrested two men aged 37 and 40, both from Chesterfield, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine after being stopped by police in a car in Deepsick Lane, in Arkwright Town.
And a 41-year-old woman from Whaley Bridge was also arrested by police as part of the operation, on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs after being stopped in a vehicle in Buxton Road, Stockport on February 24.
Detective Inspector Gaz Smethem said: “The work this week has taken a significant number of weapons and drugs off the streets – and seen a number of people arrested on suspicion of very serious offences.
“Targeting organised criminality is something the team does on a day-to-day basis – but this week has seen an increased level of activity with the support of colleagues from across the force and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their help.”
Detective Sergeant Simon Cartwright added: “The drugs and criminality that these groups bring with them have a huge impact on our local communities and I hope the work carried out this week has had a positive effect on those living in these areas.
“And it is to those people who are living in these areas that I want to make a direct plea.
"Myself and the team rely on information coming from our communities and I would ask anyone who believes that drug dealers or criminal gangs may be operating in their area to contact us, in confidence, at any time.
“We know the devastating effects that these criminals have on families torn apart by drug abuse and the impact the other types of crime that come with them operating in our county.”
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