15/11/2016 Hartlepool

Drugs and Cigarettes Seized in Raid, Hartlepool

Drugs and almost 15,000 cigarettes and 299 packs of tobacco were recovered from an address in Hartlepool.

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Officers executed a warrant at an address on Lime Crescent on Thursday 10th November in partnership with Trading Standards.

A large amount of cannabis and contraband cigarettes were seized at the address and a 56 year old man was arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Tom Legg, from Hartlepool Integrated Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have responded to the concerns of the local community regarding the sale of drugs in the local area. A large amount of cannabis and contraband cigarettes were seized from the address and we are now working in partnership with the Trading Standards Agency with regards to this.

“Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their local area or any other criminal activity is encouraged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”