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Police raid finds drugs and weapons after ASB reports

Drugs and weapons were recovered as police carried out a pre-planned raid in Mansfield.

Officers from the Mansfield Neighbourhood Policing Team executed a warrant at a property in Markham Place shortly before 10.45am today.

The address was targeted as part of national Antisocial Behaviour Awareness Week – seven days of action to empower communities to take a stand against behaviour that negatively impacts the lives of other people.

Inside officers found significant quantities of what are believed to be cocaine and cannabis.

An axe and a baseball bat were also recovered from the address.

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A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply, and weapons offences.

Sergeant Andy Lee, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We have had numerous reports of antisocial behaviour in this area and have been interested in this address for some time.

“After gathering the necessary intelligence and applying for a court warrant, we carried out a raid this afternoon and found much of what we were looking for.

“The trade in illegal drugs is a blight on our communities and is very often linked to antisocial behaviour and criminality. That’s why we work hard every day to go after these substances and the people who supply them.

“I would always urge residents in other areas to report their concerns with us so we can investigate what is happening and take appropriate action.”

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 101, quoting incident 238 of 19 July 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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