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Suspected class B drugs and cannabis have been seized after two warrants in Bestwood, topping off a successful month in the fight against illegal drugs.

The warrants were carried out in Eardley Road and Rosecroft Drive today (30 June) as part of proactive work to disrupt the supply of drugs in the area.

A substance suspected to be amphetamine was found at a house in Eardley Drive, while cannabis was found after the door was cut down at a house in Rosecroft Drive. Mobile phones and tablet computers were also seized as part of the raids.

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A man has been voluntarily interviewed following the warrants and the investigation is continuing.

Police Sergeant Oliver Vale, who led the operation, said: “Neighbourhood officers searched two properties today, with support from the Operation Reacher Team, Neighbourhood Support Unit and the Dog Section.

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“This is part of our ongoing work to tackle drugs in the area and show our commitment to reducing this type of crime, which we know can have a huge impact on our communities.

“I would like to encourage local people to come forward with any information they may have about people growing or supplying drugs in their areas. By working together we can make a real difference.”

The warrants follow four others carried out in the City North area throughout June.

Warrants have been held in Ockerby Street and Latham Street in Bulwell, Bancroft Street in Bulwell Forest and Haydn Road in Sherwood.

52 cannabis plants were recovered from Ockerby Street, while 91 were found in Latham Street. The warrant at Haydn Road uncovered cannabis grown over three floors of one building.

Neighbourhood Inspector Christine Busuttil said: “It’s been a really successful month in City North as we have carried out six warrants to disrupt people growing cannabis and supplying other drugs in our area.

“Our investigations are ongoing and we will continue to do everything we can to make sure there’s nowhere to hide for those involved in drug crime in our area.”

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