Nine arrest in Clifton after a drugs raid
4:17pm 4th February 2011
(Updated 4:43pm 4th February 2011)
40 officers executed six warrants last night at houses on Cromer Street in Clifton, York.
Specially trained search teams seized a substantial quantity of Class A drugs, along with various items of property believed to have been purchased with the proceeds of crime.
Police, responding to concerns raised by local residents about drug dealing in the area, detained 15 suspects for drugs searches and subsequently arrested nine people on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
Clifton Safer Neighbourhood Team have now conducted over 80 drugs warrants since July 2009 and Sergeant Martin Metcalfe vowed to continue targeting those responsible for disrupting life in the community.
"My team will not tolerate anyone supplying or misusing drugs in Clifton.
"Unfortunately, there are people in the area who persist in making life difficult for normal law-abiding residents, who are forced to put up with the related criminality that drugs attract.
"We are not prepared to accept this, as the quality of life of our residents is our main concern. I hope that the latest drugs warrants will reassure the community that we are determined to stamp out drugs in Clifton.
"I would like to thank the people of Clifton for their cooperation and assure them that we will act upon any information they provide us with."
Anyone who would like to report drug dealing or related crime in their community can contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0845 60 60 24 7.
If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.
The nine suspects, who are all from York, have been released on conditional police bail as enquiries continue.
They are a two 23 year old men, a 39 year old man, a 26 year old man, a 25 year old man, a 36 year old man, a 29 year old man, a 21 year old woman and a 20 year old woman.
Pictures from last night's raids
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