Gallery: Police deliver early Christmas present in fight against drug crime
POLICE have this morning delivered an early Christmas present to suspected drug dealers – when they charged down the front door and executed their latest search warrant. At the crack of dawn 10 police officers swarmed a first floor flat in Kinderley Road,
POLICE have this morning delivered an early Christmas present to suspected drug dealers - when they charged down the front door and executed their latest search warrant.
At the crack of dawn 10 police officers swarmed a first floor flat in Kinderley Road, Wisbech, and discovered several bags of cannabis and a small amount of other drugs, believed to be Class A or Class B. A knife was also seized from a car owned by the tenants.
An 18-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were arrested at the flat.
The teenager has been cautioned for possession of cannabis. The 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and has been bailed to return to Wisbech Police Station on February 3.
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Pc Michelle Bax, who led the operation, said intelligence was gathered through police work and through public tip-offs.
It is the latest in a string of police warrants carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act after a tip-off. They followed a high-profile appeal from the town's Inspector Robin Sissons, for the public's help in the fight against drug crime.
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The flat is owned by Roddons Housing Association, and two staff members attended the raid. It is expected the association will serve a notice of seeking possession.
A spokeswoman said: "Roddons Housing Association is working in partnership with Cambridgeshire Constabulary to resolve issues of anti social behaviour within the Fenland area.
"The inclusion order has been a focus of joint working to enforce tenancy terms and conditions and prevent illegal activities.