We have found a machete and about £1k in cannabis after carrying out a number of warrants in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Local officers have been looking into a number of leads concerning a group of individuals we believe may be selling drugs to young people in the area.
As a result, we searched three properties in Kidsgrove this morning (8 June) and recovered around £1,000 in cannabis and a machete.
Three boys, aged 16, 15 and 13, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, are due to be interviewed in relation to the findings and remain under investigation.
Sergeant Daniel Egerton, of the Newcastle-under-Lyme local policing team, said: “We are continuing to proactively target those responsible for distributing illegal drugs and exploiting vulnerable people within our communities.
“Disruption teams and local officers are regularly looking into intelligence leads and taking enforcement action to make sure the groups responsible for this criminality are disrupted and brought to justice.”
It also comes after we launched a major crackdown on organised crime in a new operation to target offenders and protect those who are most vulnerable.
Officers from the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), which is made up of officers from Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire and West Mercia set about the crackdown through Operation Target.