[T]en people have been arrested as part of an operation targeting drug dealing in south Cumbria.
Police have also seized heroin, crack cocaine, a taser, and cash from properties as part of Operation Torpedo.
DI Helen Ellis said: “We are aware that people have been traveling from places like Liverpool and Manchester to south Cumbria to sell Class A drugs. This operation shows we will not tolerate this illegal activity in our local communities. We will continue to work hard to stop drugs coming into south Cumbria, and bring anyone found selling drugs to justice.
“Drug dealing affects everyone in a community, and can affect crime levels and make people feel unsafe. This is completely unacceptable and we will do everything possible to protect local people from the damaging effects of drugs.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “Cumbria is a safe place to live and we won’t tolerate people coming into our county to sell drugs. This has been a good police operation to stop drugs coming into South Cumbria and sends a strong message to criminals that we will not accept drug crime in Cumbria and we will take strong action to stop it.”
|Date||Activity and Arrests||Outcome|
|Wednesday 7th September 2016||Warrant at Stricklandgate, Kendal|
Dominic Eve, 37, Stricklandgate, Kendal
Samantha Davidson, 41, NFA
Thomas McClennan, 21, August Road, Liverpool
Coral Packwood, 25, Broad Ing Crescent, Kendal
|All four jointly charged between 1st Aug and 7th Sept 2016 with Conspiracy to Supply Heroin and Crack Cocaine.|
|Saturday 10th September 2016||Street activity, Barrow|
Male, 15, Southport
Ryan Mitchell, 42, Westmorland Street, Barrow.
Woman, 38, Pennine.
|15-year-old male charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine, and possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.|
38-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supply of heroin. She has been bailed until 26th October 2016.
Mitchell charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
|Wednesday 14th September 2016||Warrant at Rinkfield, Kendal|
James Powell, 21, Ling Tree Road, Liverpool.
|Powell charged with Possession with intent to supply.|
|Thursday 15th September 2016||Warrants at St Vincents Street, Barrow, and Glasgow Street, Barrow|
Kenneth Smith, 28, St Vincents Street, Barrow
Woman, 24, Barrow
|Smith charged with four offences including Possession with Intent to Supply heroin, possession of Class C controlled drug, possession of controlled Class B drug and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.|
24 year old woman – NFA
Anyone who has any information about illegal drugs or suspicious activity in their area should call Cumbria Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.