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Two in custody following latest Tamworth search

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We've arrested a man and a youth on suspicion of drugs offences following a house search in Tamworth this morning (Oct 12).

This morning's operation follows nine arrests made between September 21 and October 1, when five addresses in the Glascote and Belgrave areas were targeted by officers under Misuse of Drugs Act warrants.

Officers attended an address at Craven, in Wilnecote, at 9am this morning and arrested a 26-year-old man from Tamworth and a 17-year-old male from Birmingham.

They were arrested on suspicion of possessing of drugs with intent to supply, fraud offences linked to theft from cars and other thefts in Staffordshire and Worcestershire.

A machete, a substance believed to be heroin, and nearly £300 in cash was seized.

Chief Inspector Ashley Farrington, of Staffordshire Police, said: "This was another well planned and executed exercise aimed at hitting drug supply and the criminality that supports it.

"We are committed to tackling drug crime and protecting the vulnerable in our communities. We will continue to take positive action against those who engage in such activity.

"We want to hear from people who suspect drug crime is happening in their street so we can take action."

Anyone who has information about a crime can call Staffordshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

12 Oct 2017 13:47:22 BST
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