Drugs seized in raids on homes in Norwich

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
3:47 PM

Police in Norwich have seized drugs and arrested two people after raiding three homes in Earlham today.

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Officers searched a house in Horning Close this morning and seized cannabis, drug paraphernalia, mobile phones and cash.

A 28-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug. They were taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where they remain in custody for questioning.

Police then searched an address in Earlham Grove, but nothing was found.

Information gathered during the first raid led officers to search a third property, in Hanbury Close, where 33 grammes of cannabis was seized.

A man in his 50s was questioned at the scene and has been reported for summons for possession of a Class B drug.

PC Joe Guttridge, from Norfolk police, said tackling drug activity was a priority for the Norwich West team.

He said: “Drug use and supply can have a detrimental effect on communities and I hope the action taken this morning reassures local residents that information passed to police will be acted on.”

On Friday night, officers made six arrests and seized a quantity of Class A drugs after raiding the The Farmhouse pub on Colman Road as part of a crackdown on illegal drug activity.

Around 30 officers, some armed with Tasers, swooped on the pub, searching the premises and a vehicle in the car park in response to information that drug use was taking place.

A 32-year-old man was detained in the car park, having run from police and was found in possession of white powder, believed to be cocaine.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug, obstructing police and being drunk in charge of a vehicle and has since been released on bail until March 12.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply after a quantity of Class A was found underneath a seat. He has been released on bail until March 11.

Four other people, three men and a woman, were also initially arrested as police searched the premises but were later de-arrested after having their details taken and will be dealt with at a later date.

Anyone concerned about illegal drug activity in the community should contact their local policing team by calling 101. Alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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