South Yorkshire Police raids net Class A drugs, two firearms and two grenades

South Yorkshire Police recovered £550,000 of cannabis, £48,000 of Class A drugs, two firearms and two grenades during one month last year.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:51 pm

Between November and December 2020, the force executed twenty warrants.

In December alone £600,000 worth of drugs were taken off the streetsfollowing a series of targeted raids as part of a three-week operation.

Two firearms were recovered, twenty-one people were arrested, eight of which were charged and the rest remaining under investigation.

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A report to Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner states: "We have had several successes in locating 'cannabis factories' and continually depend on communities working with us to identify any suspicious activity.

"Communities in the North of Rotherham highlighted drugs astheir number two priority. The neighbourhood policing team team responded by obtaining and executing warrants under the misuse of drugs act.

"The youth engagement officer has built up excellent relationships with the local schools and provides inputs to the pupils on drugs and also county lines."