South Yorkshire Police ended a successful day of action in the Fox Hill area yesterday where a large quantities of illegal drugs were recovered.
Two drugs warrants were successfully executed at addresses on Keats Road and Owen Walk where officers found substantial amounts of illegal drugs, that in total had a combined value of over £40,000.
Earlier in the day a 41-year-old woman was arrested in relation to the discovery of over 50 cannabis plants, along with what is believed be a Class A drug, but has since been released under investigation for possession with intent to supply.
Another raid led to the discovery of 10 established cannabis plants which were recovered from the loft area of a house.
The back door of the property was open when officers arrived, but the house was found to be vacant upon entry.
Various drug paraphernalia was also found at the property, including weighing scales and a substantial amount of cannabis.
South Yorkshire Police say work is now ongoing to identify the offenders.
It comes following a day of action carried out by the Sheffield North East Neighbourhood Policing Team in a bid to tackle crime and issues of concern which had been raised by local residents.
Officers from the Road Policing Group also recovered a scooter that failed to stop within the estate. The 20-year-old male rider was uninsured and was found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis and was dealt with by Police.
The Policing team also engaged with residents in the area on the streets and in their homes, as they looked to tackle criminality and gather intelligence.
Officers provided parking patrols and advice to motorists outside Fox Hill Primary School, conducted regular speed checks and shared advice and information at the Fox Hill Community Hub throughout the day.
Sergeant Scott Sarson, who was involved in both aspects of yesterday’s initiative said: “Our presence was all about positive results, both on the crime front and winning the support of the local community. As well as seizing cannabis and what we suspect to be crystal meth, we managed to get face-to-face with the people that matter most.
“There were scores of visitors to the police Engagement Bus on Kilner Way and officers paid follow-up visits to over a 100 victims of crime, when they were able to offer reassurance, crime prevention advice and apparatus to protect people against becoming the victim of crime.”
Sgt Sarson added: “Residents and businesses have come forward and told us where the problems are arising, giving us the information we need to detect and prevent crime. Together we are making Fox Hill a better place to live and work.
“Our neighbourhood policing approach is all about engaging the public and opening up all-important dialogue. The response from local people yesterday was very encouraging and will strengthen our hand when it comes to resolving the problems reported to us.”
South Yorkshire Police say they received plenty of new Intel throughout the day which will now be acted upon, but still urge Fox Hill residents with any information regarding criminal or anti-social behaviour to ring 101 or call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.