9th Dec, 2018

Droitwich woman to be evicted after letting 'County Line' drug-dealers use her home

Tristan Harris 3rd Dec, 2018 Updated: 3rd Dec, 2018

A DROITWICH woman will be evicted from her home on Christmas Eve after allowing ‘County Line’ drug dealers to sell substances from her address.

Leeanne Edwards, 43, of Teme Crescent, was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin on June 12.

Two men from Birmingham were also arrested for the same offence.

One was caught inside her property with a large quantity of crack cocaine and heroin and one was arrested a short distance away.

Following her arrest, Edwards was charged and remanded to prison until last month when she appeared at Worcester Crown Court.

After pleading guilty to the offences she was sentenced and, with the time already served, she was given a community sentence.

Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team has now worked with Fortis Housing at County Court to get Edwards evicted and she will leave her property on December 24.

PC Richard Rees said: “We work in partnership with housing associations.

“It is pleasing to see Fortis Housing is as keen as us to prevent the supply of Class A drugs coming into the town by taking enforcement action against those who facilitate drug-dealing from their addresses.”

“Edwards’ neighbours have been the victim of anti social behaviour as a result of drug-dealing.

“I hope this incident shows action will be taken and this serves as a warning to people intending to use their houses for criminality.

“If you suspect drug dealing let us know.”

Anyone with any information on drug-dealing in Droitwich should call the Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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