[W]arrants that took place this week in Carlisle have resulted in the North Cumbria Drug Squad recovering 265 grams of heroin.
The proactive team carried out two warrants at addresses in the Raffles area of Carlisle where heroin, worth £26,000, and an amount of cocaine and cash were recovered.
Enquires are ongoing following both warrants to identify offenders. A 57-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A controlled drug and has subsequently been released under investigation.
Detective Sergeant David Howard, North Cumbria CID, said: “In North Cumbria we have a proven track record of dismantling drug enterprises and putting offenders before the courts. The aim of drug squad is to focus on those who look to profit from the supply of drugs in the North Cumbria area.
“Drug supply in communities has an obvious adverse effect on the quality of life for residents. From acquisitive crime, where criminals steal in order to fund drug habits or pay debts, to regular acts of violence all playing in out in those areas.
“We are keen to continue cleaning up our communities by targeting, and applying pressure, to those who look to supply controlled drugs.
“The public can help by supplying us with their information. If you have any information on drug dealing we would love to hear from you. Drug dealing, even at a street-level, is often part of a chain of events that can lead to further serious-level criminality occurring.”
Anyone with information on drug supply is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
For more information on how Cumbria Constabulary clean up communities by tackling drug supply please visit: www.cumbria.police.uk/Advice-Centre/Personal-Safety/Campaigns/Cleaning-up-communities.aspx.
For further information on drugs please visit www.talktofrank.com.