Number of men arrested over drug offences in Burton
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A number of men have been arrested following a series of separate stop-and-searches in Burton.
Police stopped a man on a push bike on Dallow Street at about 2pm on Wednesday (4 August).
A quantity of heroin, crack cocaine and cash was found.
The man, aged 42, from the Burton area, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
A subsequent search of his home address led to a 41-year-old man and a 31-year-old man both being arrested on suspicion of failure to appear in court.
The 42-year-old man was de-arrested and will be interviewed by officers at a later date.
Police then stopped a 21-year-old man on grassland off Wheat Breach Close in Burton at about 6.20pm.
A 51-year-old man was subsequently searched on nearby Carver Road. Drugs were recovered. He has been interviewed and will appear in court at a later date.
The 21-year-old and another male, aged 20, ran from police, with officers injured during the incident.
Class A drugs were recovered nearby.
A further search of an address revealed additional class A drugs.
The 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. Aaron Thompson, of Calais Road in Burton, was later charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. He appeared before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Thursday (5 August) and was remanded in custody until 3 September.
The 20-year-old man, from the Burton area, made his escape on foot but was subsequently identified and arrested on Thursday (5 August) on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and assault of an emergency worker. He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.