The four men and a woman, aged between 23 and 79, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply by South Yorkshire Police’s Fortify Team as part of an ongoing operation to tackle organised crime and drug dealing in the area.
Officers executed two warrants, one on Acacia Road and the other on Primrose Place, both in Cantley.
During a search of the Acacia Road propery a bag containing two large blocks, believed to be cocaine and heroin, were found.
Operation Fortify is aimed at tackling serious and organised crime and protecting vulnerable people.
Acting Det Insp Lee Wilson said: “This latest result for the Fortify team is testament to the hard work that has been ongoing for a number of months. The Cantley community told us they are tired of the detrimental effect serious and organised crime has on their area and we have acted.
“We want Cantley to be a safer place to live and work, and our efforts to identify and apprehend organised crime groups are having a really positive effect.
“Organised criminals operating in the area, and their associated criminality, bring misery to residents. We’re here to tackle it and we’re here to stay, but we need the help and support of the public.”
Anyone with concerns about crime, or with information, should call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The five have been released under investigation as enquires continue.