Police team in Sheffield carries out drug raid and promises further action

A police team in Sheffield carried out a drug raid this week and has pledged more action in response to community concerns.

By Claire Lewis
Friday, 7th May 2021, 1:54 pm

The Wincobank, Firth Park and Shiregreen policing team carried out a pre-planned raid on Wednesday and said more operations will follow.

It was the third raid planned since the results of a community survey in March revealed that 45 per cent of local residents want drug use and drug dealing tackled by the policing team.

South Yorkshire Police said: “On Wednesday the team continued to target the areas of policing identified by you, the community, from a survey that was run in March.

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South Yorkshire Police has pledged more action on drugs (Photo: Getty)

“From all the responses received, 45 per cent of people said they wanted us to tackle drugs use and dealing.

“So, with this in mind, we executed another drugs warrant in our community. This is the third warrant executed since the results of the survey landed and is only the start of our continued fight against drugs with more warrants planned in the very near future.”

After Wednesday’s raid, a man in his 30's was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply after a quantity of Class B drugs were recovered.

The suspect was taken into custody and interviewed before being released under investigation pending further police enquiries.

Anyone with information on those involved in dealing drugs in Sheffield should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling the 0800 555111 hotline.

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