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Selby Police Arrest Five on Drug Driving Offences and Issue Heroin Warning

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12:54pm 12th March 2014
(Updated 12:59pm 12th March 2014)

Selby police are urging people in the area to be vigilant after five people were arrested over the past few days on suspicion of driving while unfit through drugs.

It is believed that there may be a batch of drugs – possibly heroin – in circulation in  the Selby District which is stronger than normal, and may have been a contributory factor in the collisions.

Police have been working with Compass in Selby to spread the message to local drug users and warn them that they could come into contact with drugs that may have an adverse affect on them.

Officers have also been making contact with known drug users to offer them the same advice and to check on their welfare.

Enquiries have also been ongoing to establish who is supplying the drugs and officers conducted a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at an address in Selby on Monday 11 March 2014.

Inspector Michelle Falkingham, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have been working with local partners and making contact with local drug users to raise awareness that there may be a strong batch of drugs in circulation.

“At the moment we are not certain what the drugs are but there is a possibility that it is heroin.  

“I would urge people who know someone who is a drug user to check on them and make them aware of this potentially strong batch of drugs.

“I would also like to thank members of public in the Selby District for reporting the collisions to the police, which has alerted us to this issue.

“I am also appealing to anyone with information about the drugs, where they are coming from and who is using them to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Selby police.

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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