Suspect arrested and charged after South Tyneside drugs raid

A man has been arrested and charged with drugs offences after a police raid.

Sunday, 26th April 2020, 12:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 1:14 pm

Officers on South Tyneside executed a warrant at an address on Hope Street, in Jarrow, and seized a quantity of cannabis along with a number of other items believed to be associated with drug supply including cash and mobile phones.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

He remains under investigation for that inquiry and has since been charged with possessing a Class B drug and attempted possession of a Class C drug.

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Police have carried out separate drugs raids in Jarrow and Gateshead, above, in 24 hours.

He is due before magistrates in South Tyneside next month in connection with both charges.

The police action at around 8am on Thursday, April 23, was followed 24 hours later by a similar raid in Howe Street, Gateshead, in which two men aged 26 and 31 were arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug with intent to supply and later released under investigation.

Sergeant Elliott Richardson, of Northumbria Police, said the force do not apologise for their “zero-tolerance approach” towards suspected drug dealing and added: “Anyone who suspects any address in their area is associated with criminality is asked to get in touch.”

Information about drug dealing can be reported online at the Northumbria Police website at www.northumbria.police.uk .

If you do not have access to the internet then call 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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