Proactive Drugs Warrants Carried Out in Middlesbrough
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On Tuesday 24th October, officers from the Proactive Team, Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing Team and Operational Support Unit colleagues carried out two drugs warrants in the Newport area of Middlesbrough.
Police attended Albany Street, where an address was searched and a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Cash, phones and suspected drugs were recovered. The man was later bailed whilst enquiries continue.
On Essex Street, another drugs warrant was carried out and a quantity of suspected class C drugs were recovered. A 46-year-old man was interviewed voluntarily.
Officers will now be working closely with landlords, council colleagues and the local community around reports of ongoing nuisance, disorder and criminality believed to be linked to these addresses.
Later in the evening, Proactive Team officers continued to patrol the area and stopped a man on Linthorpe Road who was reportedly found to be in possession of bolt croppers.
A 34-year-old man was charged with going equipped to steal and possession of class B drugs. He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on 9th November.
Sergeant John Sproson from the Proactive Team said: “Proactive activity in the community is ongoing by the neighbourhood team and our colleagues throughout Middlesbrough. We will continue to target those that cause harm and misery within our local neighbourhoods and urge residents to report any incidents to us.”
Anyone with information regarding drugs, antisocial behaviour or nuisance in their local community is asked to report these incidents to police on 101.
Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.