Drugs, weapons and cash seized in crime crackdown across Rotherham

Drugs, weapons and cash seized in crime crackdown across Rotherham

By Chloe West | 15/07/2020

Drugs, weapons and cash seized in crime crackdown across Rotherham
Just some of the items seized during this weeks raids.

DRUGS, prohibited weapons and £2,000 in cash were seized after a series of raids across Rotherham this week n a bid to disrupt organised crime. 

Police simultaneously executed four warrants in Maltby and North Anston on Monday.

Officers recovered suspected Class A drugs, thought to be heroin and crack cocaine, said a police spokeswoman.

"Two people, a 37-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs," she added. 

"A further warrant in North Anston, saw the recovery of cannabis, a prohibited taser, shotgun cartridges and £2,000 cash.

"A 30-year-old man was arrested under suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply and firearms offences."

On Tuesday, officers carried out further activity in the Holmes and Canklow areas.

"More suspected Class A drugs were seized – again believed to be crack cocaine and heroin, plus pepper spray, a prohibited taser and a second taser disguised as a torch (pictured)," added the spokeswoman. 

Two men, aged 37 and 45, and a 33-year-old woman were all arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of prohibited weapons.

All suspects have been released under investigation whilst forensic enquires are completed.

Det Insp Scott Szymczak said: “I want to send a strong message to members of organised crime groups, that police and partner agencies will work tirelessly to disrupt their efforts.

"We will execute warrants at addresses we believe to be linked to drugs and violence and we’ll work hard to ensure those involved are identified and apprehended.

“I want the communities of Rotherham to be confident that reporting information to us really does make a difference. Thanks to information received, we have managed to get a substantial quantity of drugs and several weapons off our streets over the past 48 hours."

If you have any information to help officers with local crime in Rotherham, call 101, report it online or speak to your local neighbourhood officers.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website, Crimestoppers-uk.org, or by calling 0800 555 111.
 




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