THOUSANDS of pounds worth of class A substances were seized in morning raids in drugs dealing hotspots.
Police in Rotherham joined forces with the Armed Crime Team and the Tactical Support Group yesterday (Thursday) to raid properties in Dinnington and East Dene, where the police said there had been reports of drug dealing.
Suspected wraps of crack cocaine, believed to be worth £300, were seized from a home on Queen Street, East Dene, after being hidden in a plant pot, a police spokeswoman said.
An 18-year-old man from Rotherham was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and has been released under investigation.
In a separate raid, officers recovered £2,000 of suspected class A drugs from a coffee jar at a property in Addison Square, Dinnington, the spokeswoman said.
Police said the contents had not yet been examined but were suspected to be a class A substance.
A 34-year-old man from Dinnington was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and has been released under investigation.
Supt Ian Proffitt, from the Armed Crime Team, said: “Tackling serious and organised crime remains a force priority and we will continue to do all we can to bring those responsible to justice.
“Taking money out of the hands of drug dealers disrupts their wider criminal network and can have a knock-on effect on crime in the local area.
“Drugs supply at any level has links to violent crime and exploitation, which is why regular disruption activity such as this is so important.”
Anyone who can help identify those involved in the distribution of illegal drugs should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.