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Suspected teenage drug supplier charged by police

A teenager will be spending his Christmas behind bars after being charged and remanded over drug supply allegations.

Police raided a house in Philip Road, Newark, after receiving reports it could be linked to drug activity.

This came as part of an investigation into the supply of heroin and crack cocaine across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

The force’s Tactical Support Group along with Newark and Sherwood officers executed the warrant in the early hours of Wednesday (20 December).

Supported by the force’s county lines team, officers found cash, phones, quantities of cannabis and drugs paraphernalia across the premises during the raid.

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The 19-year-old man, from of Newark, was arrested and later charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, namely heroin and crack cocaine.

He was also charged with acquiring/using/possessing criminal property and possessing cannabis.

The 19-year-old appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (21 December) where he was remanded in custody.

He is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 18 January 2024.

Inspector Charlotte Ellam, District Commander for Newark and Sherwood, said:

“We are pleased to have placed a suspect before the courts as part of this operation, which provided a great example of our teams working together to achieve a positive result.

“As a force and as a neighbourhood policing team in Newark and Sherwood too, we will always investigate any reports we receive of suspected drugs supply.

“We hope the robust action taken and the charge that has followed in this case provides some reassurance to the public about how seriously we take this type of offending.”

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