Two men arrested in Ilkeston for suspected drug dealing

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in Ilkeston after officers, acting on intelligence received from the community, conducted stop searches.

The searches took place on Tuesday evening under the Misuse of Drugs Act in the Fisher Court area of the town. A quantity of what was believed to be Class A drugs was recovered.

A 39 and 44 year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply and taken to St Mary’s Wharf Police Station in Derby where they were questioned and later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Inspector Jim Thompson, who is in charge of policing in the town said: “We took the action as a result of intelligence received from the community. This type of suspected behaviour is upsetting to those who see it happen and are affected by the resulting criminality and anti-social behaviour so we will always act when we receive such information.

“I would urge anyone with further information about this sort of activity to contact us.”

Anyone with any information regarding this or similar issues should contact their local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting