South Shields man facing drug supply charge due at court

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A man is due to appear in court as part of a drugs crackdown by police in South Shields.

Ryan Skelly, of no fixed abode, has been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The charge came as part of an operation targeting those suspected of possessing and supplying Class A drugs in the Chichester area of the town.

The 31-year-old is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt said: “Drugs and drug dealing has a detrimental affect on our communities and we will continue to listen to the concerns of residents and work to stop those responsible.

“We ask for anyone with concerns about drug possession or supply in the area to contact police straight away so we can take action.”

Anyone with information to help or who would like to speak with an officer is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.