TIP-OFFS from the public led to five drug warrants being executed in Rotherham.
Police carried out raids in Eastwood on Monday after information from a member of the public about the supply and production of class A drugs.
The visits to the properties happened at around 4pm and police officers were joined by Rotherham Borough Council trading standards, immigration and food hygiene officers.
A notice was served on a commercial property and a residential property was condemned due to having no running water or electricity.
Acting Det Insp Aneela Khalil- Khan, leading the operation, said: “This was a great example of partnership work and a good opportunity for us to carry out community engagement work.
“Although we didn’t make any arrests under the Misuse of Drugs Act, we hope the operation will reassure residents that we will act on intelligence and take action to protect the community.
“We will continue to work with partners to disrupt the supply of drugs, bring offenders to justice, and take positive action.”
Ms Khalil-Khan said work was ongoing to target drug dealers and raise awareness in communities about the risks associated with drug use.
She said: “Residents will see neighbourhood teams patrolling their areas who will welcome feedback and comments on the work we are doing.
“Through both education and enforcement hopefully we can break the cycle of both the supply and production of drugs which have a devastating impact on people’s lives.”
Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for waste, roads and community safety, said: “I would like to thank residents for providing the information that led to this action.
“It’s important that we work together to improve the area.”
To report information about suspicious activity, contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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