WISBECH: Residents celebrate as police execute drugs warrant in Bath Road

PUBLISHED: 14:59 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:11 02 June 2010

Needles were found in an upstairs drawer during the raid in West Parade, Wisbech. Pictures: BRIAN PURDY  0665BP79

Needles were found in an upstairs drawer during the raid in West Parade, Wisbech. Pictures: BRIAN PURDY 0665BP79

EXCLUSIVE by: TOM JACKSON NEIGHBOURS celebrated and passing motorists cheered as police swooped on unsuspecting residents in the battle against drugs. A team of about 10 officers raided a house in Bath Road, Wisbech, at 8am today and within minutes neighb

Sgt Dave Bax shows off the bags of evidence collected from the Bath Road house.  0588BP79

EXCLUSIVE by: TOM JACKSON

NEIGHBOURS celebrated and passing motorists cheered as police swooped on unsuspecting residents in the battle against drugs.

A team of about 10 officers raided a house in Bath Road, Wisbech, at 8am today and within minutes neighbours were expressing their delight at the operation.

"At last, about time too," said one neighbour to police shortly after they arrived.

Police leave the house in Bath Road, Wisbech, with evidence after today's warrant.  0603BP79

"Good work mate," was also shouted from a passing van to Sgt Dave Bax, who led the operation.

Community support officers also pushed flyers through neighbours' doors, highlighting the operation that was carried out and how they can contact police.

The warrant, carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act, came as part of the force's door-a-day scheme.

A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs. He was taken to Wisbech police station for questioning.

After entering through the front door, which was unlocked, police spent two hours searching the semi-detached house for drugs.

They found and seized suspected amphetamine, resin and herbal cannabis. Scales covered in a white residue were also found.

Sgt Bax said: "This has been another successful door-a-day warrant for Wisbech, with information given to us by people in the community.

"It is much appreciated - so keep it coming."

Following the search in Bath Road, a second warrant was carried out at a terraced house in West Parade, Wisbech.

The occupant was not home at the time police arrived, but they smashed their way in.

Inside, they found evidence of drug use - a drawer filled with needles and spoons covered in a white residue.

Sgt Bax said: "We have not been lucky this time, the person we were after was not at home.

"But we only have to be lucky once, whereas they have got to be lucky every time - and on this occasion, they were lucky. But we'll be back."

Community support officers again pushed flyers through neighbours' doors.


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