Three arrested after class A drugs worth £750,000 seized
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Three people have been arrested after £750,000 worth of class A drugs were seized in drug warrants in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent recently.
As part of an ongoing operation to target drug supply, officers from Stoke North Local Policing Team successfully executed warrants at five residential addresses in Burslem and Tunstall, and two business premises in Kidsgrove and Milton on Tuesday (18 October).
Officers seized class A drugs, worth £750,000, mobile phones, scales and cash.
Officers made a total of three arrests.
A 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, both from Burslem, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs.
A 32-year-old man, from Burslem, was arrested on suspicion of offering to supply crack cocaine.
The 24-year-old man and the 32-year-old man have since been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
The 33 year-old has been charged with the offences and is due to appear before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre later today.
Inspector Hayley Eaton, of the Stoke North Local Policing Team, said: “The search warrants we carried out yesterday 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."