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Weapons and drugs seized after police uncover “organised” drugs operation in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 09:11 01 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:39 01 October 2017

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Picture: Archant

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An “organised” drugs operation has been uncovered after police raided an address in Old Catton this week.

Officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at a property on Lowry Cole Road on Thursday and seized almost 50 items including weapons.

A total of 49 items were seized and a 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs.

Police found bags of white powder, cannabis plants and a number of containers filled with bagged green herbal substance. Mobile phones, laptops and cash were also found at the address as well as a baseball bat and hammer.

PCSO Steve Downes, the local officer who organised the warrant, said: “This is a brilliant result as it shows the community we are working with them and acting on their concerns.

“This was clearly a very organised set up as can be shown from the diary and multiple phones at the address. Police have been tackling the drug supply and associated violence into the County with Operation Gravity over the last year and this goes some way to disrupt that network.

“The hammer and baseball bat recovered from inside the address shows the violence linked to the supply of drugs. Local residents can be reassured that we will continue to act promptly and robustly to any reports of this kind.”

The 25-year-old man was released under investigation to reappear at Aylsham Police Investigation Centre on April 1, 2018.

The public are encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour to the police on 101 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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