Man Arrested after Proactive Plain Clothed Patrols in Middlesbrough
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A 24-year-old man has been arrested after plain clothed officers proactively patrolling in Middlesbrough spotted suspected drugs activity on Worcester Street.
Officers saw the suspected drugs deal at an alley gate on Worcester Street and deployed the police drone to assist them in following the movements of those suspected to be involved, leading officers to an address on Worcester Street with seven people inside.
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He remains in police custody at this time.
A large quantity of crack cocaine was recovered by police in the area of the alley gate.
Sergeant John Sproson from Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are utilising plain clothed officers to proactively patrol and help us find suspected drug dealers, whilst also using the police drone to support our activity.
“People who think it’s acceptable to deal drugs in Middlesbrough should be warned that we won’t tolerate their criminal behaviour which impacts so significantly upon our communities and that they will be put before the courts if they continue.”
Anyone who suspects drugs activity or has information regarding it, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.