M-Cat arrests in North Yorkshire
6:39pm 19th April 2010
(Updated 5:40am 20th April 2010)
Eight arrests in North Yorkshire over the weekend of people suspected in posession of, or dealing, M-Cat.
Police raided a property in Acomb and took an 18 year old in for questioning.
A group of youths on Boroughbridge Road in York were also stopped on Saturday and found with the class B drug.
Further arrests happened in Selby, Linton-on-Ouse and Harrogate.
It all follows two large seizures of Mephedrone in North Yorkshire last week, with a street value of £30,000
Assistant Chief Constable Tim Madgwick, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We are taking the threat of Mephedrone extremely seriously and we are determined to bring anyone dealing this substance to justice.
“We have already seen how dangerous this drug can be, and now it is illegal we will be clamping down hard on people who use and supply it.
“As we have demonstrated over the weekend we will be acting swiftly on community intelligence, and will be concentrating specifically on people who intend to import and supply Mephedrone for use on our streets.
“That is not to say that we will be taking it easy on people using the drug because we won’t. Anyone found in possession of Mephedrone runs a serious risk of being arrested and prosecuted, so I am urging people to take our warnings seriously.”
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