Police seize crack cocaine worth thousands during patrols of Sheffield suburb

Police officers patrolling a Sheffield suburb spotted two men acting suspiciously and found them with thousands of pounds worth of crack cocaine.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 1:06 pm

The officers spotted the men near a run down property before they disappeared out of sight.

When officers went to search for the men they found them with hundreds of individual wraps of crack cocaine worth thousands of pounds.

The men were arrested at the scene.

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Crack cocaine was seized by police officers in Pitsmoor, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police said: “Yesterday the Burngreave neighbourhood team carried on their rich vein of form with two more arrests in relation to drug supply in the Pitsmoor area.

“During proactive crime prevention patrols, covert and uniformed officers observed two known males acting suspiciously. After the males went out of view, officers acted swiftly believing some sort of drug activity was taking place.

“The males were immediately detained and thousands of pounds worth, of what is believed to be crack cocaine, was discovered in hundreds of individual wraps ready to sell along with a large amount ready to be prepared."

The force added: “We will endeavour to continue the fight against drugs in our community as we see its impact on a daily basis. Not only in the linked criminal behaviour such as thefts, burglaries and violent incidents, but also the affects on the individual users and their families.

“We work hard not only to detect and disrupt drug crime, but to also engage with and support those who need help leaving that way of life.

“As always, please contact us with any information you think we need to be aware of or need to act upon.”