Police seize cash, drugs and weapons targeting Newbold and Grangewood

Chesterfield-based organised crime police have seized more than £20k in cash, class A drugs worth more than £10k, knives, bats and an imitation firearm.

Saturday, 14th August 2021, 4:53 pm
The team seized five cars, cash totalling £20,440 and class A drugs worth £12,400

The Organised Crime Group Team arrested 35 people in targeted investigations in the Newbold and Grangewood areas of Chesterfield between April 29 and July 21.

Working on information received from members of the public the team seized five cars, cash totalling £20,440 and class A drugs worth £12,400.

They also took numerous dangerous weapons off the streets, including an imitation firearm, lock knives and baseball bats.

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Detective Sergeant Simon Cartwright, who leads the team of detectives in the unit, said: “Over the past month we have managed to disrupt several gangs who are involved in the dealing of drugs in the Chesterfield area.

“To be able to take a serious amount of drugs off the streets is a great result – and even more gratifying is seeing the potentially deadly weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals.

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“We rely on the community coming forward with information about those who seek to profit from others misery – and help ensure that our community is a safer one to live in.

“If you can help myself and the team then you can contact the force, in confidence, at any time.”

If you have information about drug dealing or other criminality in your area you can contact the force using any of the below methods:

Facebook– send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

Twitter– direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact

Website– complete the online contact form https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/

Phone – call 101

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