Six arrested in raids on suspected drugs dealers

Police carried out raids on five addresses in a crackdown on suspected drugs dealers.
Police carried out raids on five addresses in a crackdown on suspected drugs dealers.

Five addresses in County Durham were raided by police today in a series of raids on suspected drug dealers.

Operation Sledgehammer targeted houses in the Stanley area of County Durham.

Six people were arrested for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, and they are currently being questioned by detectives.

Those arrested included a 33-year-old woman at Blanche Terrace, Tantobie; a 42-year-old man at Tennyson Gardens, Dipton; a 44-year-old at Fourth Street, Quaking Houses, a 41-year-old man at Park Road, and a 37-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman at Poplar Street, both South Moor

Acting Neighbourhood Inspector Dave Turner said: “Today’s action is a result of a long-running, ongoing police investigation which aims to tackle those suspected of being involved in drugs offences.

“We are determined to dismantle, disrupt and destroy the networks of those involved in drug dealing who blight our communities.”

Anyone with information about drug-dealing in their area can call the police on 101, or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.