Police arrested a man and recovered quantities of suspected Class A and B drugs after executing a warrant in West Bridgford.
The warrant, executed at a property on Malvern Road, is part of a new drugs intelligence and enforcement operation – Operation Alaska – which is being undertaken locally to deal with drugs criminality.
The warrant was carried out yesterday (Tuesday 5 May 2020) by the Rushcliffe Neighbourhood Policing Team and a neighbourhood support unit.
During the search a quantity of suspected Class A and B drugs were seized along with a quantity of cash and other paraphernalia.
A 19-year-old man was arrested and questioned on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply and money laundering and a 19-year-old woman received a cannabis warning.
Inspector Craig Berry, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector responsible for local policing in the Rushcliffe borough, said: “Today’s warrant was the first we’ve done as part of this new operation which was launched at the end of last month to tackle drug-related crime in the area.
“Drugs can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and on the community as a whole.
“I’d like to reassure them that we are determined to do all we can to disrupt this type of activity and to keep our communities safe and, as today’s warrant demonstrates, that we won’t hesitate to take robust action to target and disrupt suspected drug-related criminality in our neighbourhoods.
“We are fully committed to working with our local communities to act on intelligence and it can be that information provided to us by local people, about suspicious activity in their areas, that can be the final piece in the puzzle leading to action being taken.
“Information provided to us by local communities is vital so if you see anything suspicious in your area please report it to us by calling Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively you can provide information to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”
• The man arrested during yesterday’s warrant has since been released under investigation.