Six arrested after police raid Sheffield flat to find crack cocaine and thousands of pounds

Six arrests have been made over the discovery of 100 rocks of crack cocaine and thousands of pounds in a Sheffield flat.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 1:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 1:14 pm

Officers raided the property on Exeter Place, Broomhall, yesterday afternoon as part of a crackdown on organised crime.

Around 100 ‘deal sized’ rocks of crack cocaine were seized from the flat, in addition to a golf ball sized rock of the same drug.

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Six arrests have been made as part over the discovery of drugs and thousands of pounds in a flat in Sheffield (Photo: Getty)

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Officers also found £3,00 in cash and some herbal cannabis.

The raid was ordered after two men were stabbed in Filey Lane, Broomhall, the day before.

Inspector Kevin Smith said: “On entering the property, five people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.“Searches led to a significant amount of Class A drugs being seized, as well as over £3,000 in cash and a quantity of herbal cannabis.

“A house search at one of the suspect’s address resulted in another thirty rocks of crack cocaine being located and seized.

“We also recovered two large knives, one which match the description of a knife that had been used to threaten people in the area. We are very pleased to get these weapons off the streets and make the area safer.”

He added: “Later that day, the tenant of the property returned home and was swiftly arrested, bringing the total number of arrests to six.”

Five men and one woman remain in custody as enquiries continue.

Two suspects in the first property raided by officers evaded arrest by jumping out of a window 30ft up from the ground.Officers are applying for a ‘closure order’ for the flat, with an application to be heard at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today.

Insp Smith said: “I want the public to know we are committed to confronting organised crime in this part of the city.

“We know that drug supply is a catalyst for other violent crime that deeply impacts on the community.

“This disruption activity follows a disturbance in the area the night before in which two men were stabbed, both men were thankfully not seriously injured. I’d like people to be reassured that we are watching, and we are acting on intelligence.”

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