Drugs seized and scores arrested in Wolverhampton crime crackdown
A substantial haul of Class A drugs has been seized after police swooped to arrest more than 30 suspected dealers across Wolverhampton.
A series of co-ordinated raids have been carried out across the city during the last month as part of a dedicated drive to rid the city of organised crime.
Officers from across the West Midlands have acted on detailed community intelligence to arrest 39 people, aged between 21 and 57, on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs and associated offences.
The swoops led by Wolverhampton Police, in partnership with the Regional Organised Crime Unit, have mainly taken place across premises in Low Hill and Bushbury with a small number in Staffordshire.
Cocaine, heroin and crack cocaine with a street value worth more than £80,000 have been recovered through the pre-planned operation which has been aimed at tackling drug dealing across both the West Midlands and Staffordshire. Up to £15,000 in cash and designer clothing has also been seized.
In the latest police action this morning (12 Dec) a 21-year-old man was arrested in Legs Lane, Bushbury; a 52-year-old man in Keats Road, Bushbury; a 47-year-old man in Penderell Close, Featherstone and woman aged 24 from Westbourne Avenue, Cheslyn Hay, on suspicion of supplying drugs. They have been taken into police custody for questioning.
Those arrested previously have been bailed with strict conditions as enquiries continue. Further arrests are planned in the hard-hitting crackdown.
Detective Chief Inspector Tom Chisholm, from Wolverhampton Police, said: "There is no place for illegal drugs on the streets of our city and this operation shows how serious we take the trading of banned substances.
"They cause misery for communities and the dangers of them are very clear for all; drugs can cost lives and lead to further crime as users try to fund their habit.
"We don’t tolerate drug dealing in Wolverhampton and will do whatever we can to stop this and ensure people feel safer across the city."
Anyone with concerns or information about drug dealing is urged to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.