Staffordshire Police: Police net Â£100.000 drug haul 3 men in custody
September 18, 2012, 5:45 pm
Three arrested after drugs haul
Three people have been arrested in Newcastle as part of an inquiry into drug supply.
A 38-year-old man from Newcastle was arrested at an address in Wolstanton on Wednesday 15 August along with a 40-year-old Stoke-on-Trent man and a 34-year-old Newcastle woman.
All were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply and have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Searches at two addresses, in Wolstanton and Basford, uncovered large amounts of cash and five kilos of white powder believed to be controlled drugs with an estimated street value of around £100,000.
Officers also seized a number of high-value household and personal items under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), including jewellery, designer clothing and a high-value mountain bike.
Chief Inspector Neil Hulme, Newcastle Local Policing Team Commander, said: “These arrests were carried out in close liaison with West Mercia Police. Their officers previously discovered a kilo of Class B drugs when they executed a warrant in the Shrewsbury and an investigation is underway into possible links to this Wolstanton address.
“Through Operation Nemesis we’re committed to cracking down on drug supply across Newcastle and the rest of Staffordshire.
“Anyone with information about drugs should ring Staffordshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
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