A TOTAL of 12 drug raids over the space of four weeks have taken place as part of a major crackdown across Droitwich and Evesham.
A quantity of drugs were seized including cannabis and other suspected class A drugs as part of the joint operation between Wychavon safer neighbourhood teams, Warwickshire and West Mercia task force and tasking team, dog-handlers, special constables and South Worcestershire proactive team and patrol officers.
The chainsaw raid on Woodmans Close, reported in The Standard last month, which led to the arrest of a man for possession with intent to supply what was thought to be an class A drugs, was also a part of the crackdown.
Alongside the warrants, police have been clamping down on other drug-related activities, a man was arrested after a report he was acting suspiciously in Celvestune Way, Droitwich – he was found to be carrying a lock knife and what was thought to be class A drugs.
During one of the raids police also found someone had been abstracting electricity, two people have now been summoned for this.
Stolen property, taken in a burglary, was also found and recovered during one warrant.
Another raid on a Ploughmans Walk address, where cannabis was found, led to another man being taken in for questioning.
Wychavon Safer Neighbourhood’s Inspector Janet Heritage said: “This activity has been conducted following concerns raised about drug-related crime.
“Communities do not want this going on in their area and have been supportive of the action that we have taken.
“We will continue to target those that cause us and members of the community concern.”
Anyone with any information should call Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.