Pro-active policing team make drug arrest

Car was searched during late night patrol
Car was searched during late night patrol

Pro-active officers from Safer Neighbourhood teams in Erewash have arrested a suspected drug dealer in Sandiacre.

The arrest came earlier this month as officers from the teams were involved in pro-active late night patrols of the area targeting burglary, vehicle crime and drug suspects.

At around 11.30pm on the evening of Thursday, April 13, officers attempted to stop a Seat Ibiza car on Beech Avenue in Sandiacre. The driver failed to stop for police, however shortly after the car was found on Sycamore Avenue and the driver located.

A drug search was carried out on the car, a nearby house and an address in Nottingham. Derbyshire Police seized a large amount of what is believed to be cannabis, cash and what is suspected to be drug dealing paraphernalia.

A 21 year-old man from Beech Avenue was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled drugs with intent to supply, failing to stop for police and driving otherwise in accordance to a licence. He has been interviewed and released under investigation while enquiries continue. The car and cash has been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Sergeant Damion Shannon, who is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing in Erewash, said: “This shows that neighbourhood policing is about dealing with the issues that communities tell us they are worried about. We will act on community intelligence about this type of alleged activity as we know it can have an adverse effect on neighbourhoods.”

If you have any information regarding this or similar issues please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101. Alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section on www.derbyshire.police.uk.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.