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Cash, drugs and mobile phones have been seized by police in Chadderton

August 10, 2012, 5:08 pm

At about 12.30pm on 9 August 2012, police executed a warrant at a house on Westfield Street in Chadderton, Oldham, following concerns from members of the community about possible drug dealing. 

Entry was forced and a search of the house was carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Following the search, officers recovered what is believed to be a large quantity of Class A and B drugs which have been sent off for forensic analysis. A substantial amount of cash was also seized. 

A 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested nearby on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug and have been bailed until 11 October 2012 pending further inquiries.

One of the men was found in possession of four mobile phones.

Sgt Jim Sweeney from the Chadderton Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This is a fantastic result for everyone living in this community who time and time again tell us they are sick of drug dealers.

“We had received reports from within the community that drug dealing was rife. As a result of that information, we conducted inquiries and established this property was the epicentre of that suspected criminality so this just goes to show what we can achieve when residents work with us to stamp out crime.

“When the doors were smashed in, we were publicly applauded in the street by neighbours which shows the strength of feeling here towards ridding this area of drugs.

“We want to build on this great result and I would appeal to anyone who has similar concerns about drug dealing in their area to contact us and we will take action.”

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