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Nottingham men arrested in Lincoln drug supply investigation

Nine people have been arrested, £1,000 in cash seized, and suspected Class A drugs with an estimated street value of between £3,000 and £4,000 have been seized following proactive patrols in Lincoln.

Over the past two days, officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have made multiple arrests and taken three large zombie knives, one Stanley knife and one rifle off the streets.

They also seized between 300 and 400 wraps of suspected heroin and crack cocaine, drugs paraphernalia, and charged one man with an offence.

The operation was supported by officers and staff from the proactive, intelligence, and offender management teams, as well as British Transport Police.

Police said:

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‘A 21-year-old man from the Nottingham area was arrested on suspicion for being concerned with intent to supply in Sincil Bank, and a 52-year-old woman from the Lincoln area was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs in the same area.

‘Patrols in St Marks led to two arrests. One was a 51-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, and an 18-year-old man on suspicion of intent to supply Class A drugs.

‘Another two arrests took place in High Street. One was for 42-year-old Craig Mawby, of no fixed address from the Chesterfield area, who was wanted on recall to prison. He was spotted by officers and arrested. He has been returned to prison. The other was a 20-year-old man from the Lincoln area who was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

‘In Thesiger Street, a 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old man, both from Nottingham, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. The 19-year-old man was also arrested in suspicion of possession of a bladed article.

‘Finally, an 18-year-old man was arrested at Ashton Court on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

‘All except Mawby have been released on police bail while investigations continue.

‘As a result of the activity, further investigation led to the charge of a man, Lincoln Agate, 21, of Brewers Road, Nottingham, was charged with breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He has been bailed for a court hearing on 7 June.’

Sergeant Steven Parker led the operation. “In April, we set a new priority to tackle drugs supply vulnerability associated to County Lines activity, and drugs-related anti-social behaviour (ASB).

“To do this, we knew we needed our usual tactics of officers on the ground, coupled with intelligence about hot-spot areas and suspected offenders, so this was very much a joint effort between the Neighbourhood Policing Team officers, our Proactive team, the Integrated Offender Management and Intelligence teams, as well as external help from the British Transport Police’s County Lines team.

“Over the past two days we have had plain clothes officers in the city on patrol to spot drug-related activity, and uniformed officers primed to make arrests if we found anything we suspected to be illegal activity. We moved all across all areas of the city centre. This work doesn’t stop now that the operation is over. We will continue to carry out this activity, and we will now be investigating these offences.”

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