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Man charged after police raids in York last month

Man charged after police raids in York last month

4:35pm 10th August 2010

A 45 year old man, arrested last month as part of North Yorkshire Police's Operation Maelstrom, has now been charged.

He'll appear in court on Monday 23rd August 2010 accused of possession of a controlled drug and two counts of supplying a controlled drug.

A background to the operation:

Ten people were arrested on Tuesday 20th July 2010 as North Yorkshire Police staged a major operation to combat theft in York.

Operation Maelstrom is an ongoing police investigation targeting people involved in the handling of stolen property and related crime.

During a dedicated day of action, 54 officers from throughout the force raided a number of properties across the city to trace individuals suspected of theft, burglary and handling stolen goods.

During the operation, officers recovered a large amount of items including 195 mobile phones, a motorbike, six mountain bikes, a number of car parts, an axe and two crossbows.

Search teams also found what is believed to be class A drugs at an address in Tang Hall and a large cannabis grow in the attic of a house in Clifton.

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