13th Aug, 2020

Three arrested in Droitwich after class A drugs are found at property

Tristan Harris 15th Jun, 2018 Updated: 15th Jun, 2018

THREE people have been charged and remanded in custody over the supply of class A drugs in Droitwich.

The charges relate to heroin and crack cocaine in the Teme Crescent area of Droitwich.

Adrian Lynch, 27, from Leonard Road, Lozells, Birmingham was held on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

Leanne Edwards, 42, of Teme Crescent, Droitwich, and Phillip Brown, 38, of Handsworth, Birmingham, were also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.

60 wraps of heroin and crack were recovered with a street value of more than £500. Cannabis was also found there.

The three were handed over to detectives from a specialist drugs unit working on ‘Operation Blade’, targeting drug supply in South Worcestershire. All three suspects were charged and remanded for conspiracy to supply crack and heroin as well as other offences.

They appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on June 14 where they were remanded at Worcester Crown Court on July 16.

Speaking about the dangers of class A drugs, PC Rich Rees from Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), said: “Crack and heroin is a poison and it ruins peoples lives.

“It’s availability in the town has a knock-on effect on other areas of business, such as anti-social behaviour and thefts which is why tackling drug dealing is a priority.

“It is possible to make Droitwich a drug-free town but we need the public to be our eyes and ears and give us the information.

“There is only a relatively small minority who use these substances and allow their addresses to be used by out of town drug dealers.

“We will follow up on any reports of suspicious activity and people can speak to the SNT anonymously and confidentially.

“I am not asking people to give statements, we just want the information and we will do the rest.”

Anyone wanting to contact the police in Droitwich can call officers on 101 or information can be given to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by caling 0800 555 111.

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