Four arrested after drugs worth collective £42k found
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We have arrested four people after finding £40,000-worth of high value goods, £42,000-worth of drugs and a number of weapons as our fight against serious and organised crime continues.
Yesterday (28 September), we acted on local intelligence and searched six separate addresses and two vehicles in the Rugeley area. We found:
More than £10,000-worth of suspected MDMA pills
A large amount of high value goods, including watches, clothing and electrical goods – believed to be worth around £30k
An extendable baton, a knuckle duster and multiple gas cannisters
Multiple forms of cannabis believed to be worth around £30,000
More than £12k-worth of cocaine and heroin
Around £6,000 in cash
Following the activity, we arrested four men on suspicion of a number of offences, including:
A 44-year-old man, from Rugeley, on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug and possession with intent to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis
A 45-year-old man, from Rugeley, on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas
A 32-year-old man, from Rugeley, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply MDMA, cannabis and being concerned in the supply of a class B drug
A 33-year-old man, from Walsall, on suspicion of a number of class A and B drug offences, possession of criminal property and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas
Inspector Chris Moss, from the Cannock local policing team, said: “This is a significant seizure of harmful substances, dangerous weapons and high value goods following a number of co-ordinated proactive warrants in the area.
“Through Operation Target, we are continuing to work with regional police forces to share information, pursue suspects and proactively tackle those involved in serious and organised crime in Staffordshire and to make our streets as safe as we can.
“We are committed to disrupting and pursuing people who plan, organise and commit serious criminal offences across the county, including drug supply, illegal firearms, knife crime, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.”