Police happy with Sudbury drug arrest statistics

The number of drug arrests in Sudbury show policing methods are working, according to an inspector.

Statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that there were 52 arrests relating to drugs offences in Sudbury in the year up to September 30.

Of these, 35 resulted in a positive disposal (PD), meaning the offender was reprimanded, cautioned, warned or charged by police.

Great Cornard saw 10 arrests over the same period, with five positive disposals, while Hadleigh saw five arrests leading to two PDs. There was one arrest and PD in Glemsford.

Inspector Paul Crick, of Sudbury Police, said: “Over half of arrests relating to drug crime in Sudbury have resulted in offenders being reprimanded, charged, warned or cautioned, reflecting our commitment to bringing those responsible to justice.

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