Co-ordinated raids involving a number of specialist police teams have resulted in arrests and seizures across Nottinghamshire.
Several drugs raids were carried out at addresses in the Eastwood and Newthorpe areas this morning as part of a targeted operation involving Nottinghamshire Police Tactical Support Groups and Operation Reacher teams.
A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs after a warrant was executed at an address in Moon Crescent, Eastwood.
Officers also recovered £4,500 worth of clothing and £2,000 cash from this address, suspected to have been acquired through proceeds of crime. A small quantity of what is suspected to be cocaine was also seized.
Another raid at a property in Hilltop Rise, Newthorpe, resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. A small quantity of cannabis was also recovered.
Both men remain in custody while police continue with their enquiries.
Sports equipment valued at £8,000, suspected to have been gained from proceeds of crime, was recovered from an address in Princes Street, Eastwood.
£1000 in cash, suspected to have been acquired through criminality, was seized from a property in Scargill Walk, Eastwood.
As part of today’s co-ordinated police activity the Broxtowe and Ashfield Operation Reacher teams, supported by the Eastwood Neighbourhood Policing Team, executed Misuse of Drugs Act warrants at an address in Princes Street and two addresses in Scargill Walk in Eastwood.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs at one of the Scargill Walk addresses.
The proactive Broxtowe Operation Reacher team have been really quick off the blocks in tackling organised crime in the borough since their launch last month.
During their first two weeks a number of warrants were executed in Eastwood, one of which yielded between £20,000 and £30,000 worth of Class A drugs as the result of intelligence gathering by the neighbourhood policing team. One man arrested in connection with this seizure is currently released under investigation.
Inspector Simon Riley, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for the Broxtowe borough, said: “Our new Operation Reacher team are rapidly making their presence felt by getting out and about and cracking down on organised crime.
“They are already proving to be immensely effective by working closely with our neighbourhood policing team to target offenders who are causing misery in our communities as well as tackling the local policing priorities that our residents have told us matter most to them.
“Drugs blight our communities and we know the significant negative impact they have on people’s lives. The selling of drugs is often linked to violence on our streets and the exploitation of vulnerable people.
“We will not tolerate this and will continue to disrupt the activities of those involved and work hard to bring them to justice.“You can expect to see a lot more of our Operation Reacher team as they become increasingly integrated in the borough.”
Today’s enforcement activity comes after two men were detained during raids in the Rushcliffe area earlier this week and charged on Monday with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Jeffrey Bradwell, 33, of Wilfrid Grove, West Bridgford, and Michael Kinsella, 34, of Lindale Close, Gamston, were remanded in custody yesterday and will next appear in court on 14 December 2020.
The charges relate to previous seizures of suspected cocaine and heroin, along with a large quantity of cash.