Cumbria Crack

Drugs operation targets pubs in Penrith

The Dog Beck

Police officers in Eden are encouraging members of the public to report illegal drug activity.

The call follows a drugs operation in Eden – Operation Deltoid – on Saturday night (15 February) where a team of officers from Eden/Penrith Response, Penrith Proactive, Special Constables and Operational

Support officers, joined by a police drugs dog, carried out proactive searches at licensed premises.

The operation was conducted between 10pm and midnight at three pubs in Penrith – Castlegate Arms, Dog Beck, and The Grey Goat.

Sergeant Neil Crawshaw said: “Whilst no arrests were made, the operation allowed officers to gather valuable intelligence.

“This will not be a one-off. Our officers will continue, in partnership with landlords, to target those who seek to use or deal drugs in our licensed premises.

“I would urge anyone with information about illegal drug activity in Eden – or anywhere else in the county – to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information on drug use should contact police using the methods below.

Anyone seeking help with drug or alcohol dependency you can find information on agencies which can help on the NHS website here:

Email: [email protected] Call non-emergency number: 101 Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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