10/03/2017 Stockton

Ten Arrested in Days of Action to Tackle Drugs Activity in Stockton

Officers carrying out two days of action to tackle drugs activity and associated antisocial behaviour have arrested ten people in Stockton.

Cleveland Police and partner agencies carried out drugs warrants across the Portrack area of Stockton yesterday, Thursday 9th March, and in the Parkfield and town centre areas today, Friday 10th March.

Suspected class A, class B and class C drugs were recovered.

In Portack, drugs warrants were executed at addresses on St. Anns Terrace, Ladyport Green and Rockport Close and five people were arrested. 

A 20-year-old man was arrested at an address on St. Anns Terrace on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class B drug, suspected cannabis. The man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A 29-year-old man from an address on Ladyport Green was charged with assault, abstracting electricity and possession of a class B drug, namely suspected cannabis.

A 30-year-man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested at an address on Rockport Close on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug, namely suspected cocaine. Both have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A 19-year-old man was charged having allegedly subjected the police officers present to verbal abuse on Rockport Close. An 18-year-old man was issued with a fixed penalty for the same alleged incident.

Joint visits with the neighbourhood team, representatives from Stockton Borough Council and Thirteen Group were carried out with people alleged as causing antisocial behaviour on the estate and they were advised that their conduct could potentially jeopardise their tenancy status.

Outreach workers later targeted the estate to engage with youths in order to offer diversionary activities.

This morning, five warrants were executed in the Parkfield and town centre areas of the town.

Suspected heroin and subutext tablets alongside cash were recovered from two of the addresses and five people were arrested.

At an address on Woodlands Street two men aged 39 and 37 and one woman aged 35 were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

At an address on Middleton Walk, a man aged 38 and a woman aged 32 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. All have been taken into police custody. Drugs paraphernalia and a knife were also recovered at the property.
No drugs were found at three flats on Grove Street.

Inspector Darren Bainbridge, from Stockton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The days of action undertaken have been our response to concerns raised by the local community regarding drugs activity and associated antisocial behaviour. These residents live with the antisocial behaviour that comes with drug dealing every day.

“By working closely with residents and partner agencies we have been able to make arrests and potentially stop dangerous drugs being distributed onto the streets of Stockton.

“I hope that action reassures local communities and gives them the confidence to continue to come forward with information.”

Anyone with information on drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or the confidential drugs hotline on 0800 0929 702.