Four arrested after £100k in cash and drugs seized in separate raids
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Four people have been arrested after around £100,000 in cash and suspected class A and B drugs were seized during two separate drug warrants in Stoke-on-Trent.
As part of an ongoing operation to target drug supply, officers from Stoke North Local Policing Team successfully executed warrants at two addresses in Stoke-on-Trent, this morning (Thursday 11 August).
Officers seized around £100,000 in cash, and suspected class A and B drugs as well as knives, a mobile phone and scales following both warrants.
Officers made a total of four arrests.
During the first warrant: > A 51-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man, both from Stoke-on-Trent, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Both have since been released under investigation.
Then in the second warrant: > A 55-year-old woman, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property > A 66-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property and being in possession of class B drugs – cannabis.
They both remain in police custody at this time.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Brownsword, Commander for Stoke North Local Policing Team, said: “The search warrants we carried out today are part of an extensive, on-going operation, set up to tackle drug supply in Stoke-on-Trent.
“Information and intelligence from our communities is key and, if you report your concerns, then we will take action.
“We will continue to take proactive action against those involved in supplying drugs in Stoke-on-Trent.
"I would encourage anyone with any information or concern to contact the police, whether in person, by telephone on 101 or online at: Report | Staffordshire Police
“You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."