Drug arrests after police day of action

By Gareth Dennison | 06/12/2019

Drug arrests after police day of action

DRUG raids across the Dearne area yielded four arrests as police seized cannabis and white powder.

Officers were in Bolton on Dearne, Goldthorpe and Darfield on Wednesday as part of Operation Voyager.

Wayne Finney (47), of Primrose Avenue, Darfield, has been charged with possession of a class A drug. He was bailed to appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on January 29.

Two men, aged 21 and 54, were arrested on suspicion of cannabis and released under investigation.

A 21-year-old woman was held on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and money laundering. She was also released under investigation.

High-vis patrols took place in Goldthorpe and Wombwell, supported by neighbourhood police and PCSOs.

Chief Insp Julie Mitchell said: “We want our communities to know that we listen to your concerns and frequently run targeted operations such as this, to really hone in on the issues that you tell us are causing the most concern.

“We know drug-related criminality is a significant concern to our communities and the action taken yesterday has seen quantities of cannabis and class A drugs taken off the streets, along with some weapons that were disclaimed for destruction.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to making Barnsley a safe place for everyone to work, live and visit, and operations like this are one part of how we can achieve this in partnership with other agencies and you, the public we serve.”

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