Police granted powers to shut Sheffield crack den

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A Sheffield drugs den has been shut down by police after magistrates granted a ‘crack house closure order’.

Magistrates approved the order for the house in Kilton Hill, Burngreave, today, Friday.

The court order, granted under the Antisocial Behaviour Act, means no-one is allowed into the house for a period of three months.

There have been three warrants carried out at the property over the last two years, with the most recent carried out on September 26.

The occupant, a 19-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and is currently on bail.

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Police said the order has been put in place to protect the community from further harm from drug dealing and drug use linked to the address.

Sergeant Mark Cheney said: “We would like to thank local community who have provided intelligence and information which has made today’s action possible.

“We will use these powers again if necessary to stop the addresses being a focal point for drug crime.

“We are committed to protecting the community from drug related crime and anti-social behaviour. Any resident involved in this type of crime should be aware that we will take action against them which could ultimately leave them homeless and facing a lengthy prison sentence.”