Police seize hundreds of wraps of drugs and make ten arrests after raids in West Suffolk

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Police in the west Suffolk have made ten arrests and seized hundreds of wraps of class A drugs after carrying out a series of raids in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill and Sudbury.

Officers carried out the warrants over a three day period last week to target drug dealing in the county.

Four of the searches proved positive with police making seizures. Signs of drug use were found at two further properties.

During the course of the pro-active targeting of suspected dealers, 23 people were searched and ten were arrested for being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Police seized around 400 wraps containing drugs, with an estimated value of £6,000, and a quantity of cannabis, along with cash and mobile phones.

Police also carried out work to identify those bringing drugs into the area.

Four of the ten were arrested after police carried out a warrant at a home in the Station Hill area of Bury St Edmunds on Friday March 18 and recovered class A drugs.

Two men from Bury St Edmunds, a 42-year-old, a 35-year-old, an 18-year-old man from Peterborough and a 39-year-old woman from Bury were detained and taken into custody and interviewed.

All four have now been bailed to return to police on June 17.

Three others were arrested following a warrant an address in the Mitchell Avenue area of Bury on Thursday March 17, where drugs, phones and cash were seized.

A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds and a 16-year-old boy from Northamptonshire were arrested.

All three have now been bailed to return to police on May 17, pending further enquiries.

Three more were arrested following a warrant at a home in Western Avenue in Haverhill on Wednesday March 16 where again a quantity of Class A drugs were located.

The three men – a 50-year-old from the Bury St Edmunds area, a 31-year-old from Haverhill and a 27-year-old also from Haverhill – were detained on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.

The 27-year-old, who was wanted, was also arrested in connection with a burglary in Haverhill and an attempted burglary in Colchester.

He was subsequently charged with the Haverhill home burglary, where iPads and handbags were among the items stolen, and he has now been remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on April 14.

The two others arrested following the warrant at Western Avenue have been bailed to return to police on April 29, to allow further enquiries to be made.

In addition to the ten arrests, a warrant was executed at First Avenue in Sudbury on Thursday March 17 and five wraps of class A drugs were found.

An occupant of the address – a woman in her 50s - was interviewed in connection with the finds.

Detective Inspector Karl Nightingale said the warrants were part of ongoing work in west Suffolk.

“We know that a number of recent crimes have been linked to drug supply into the area and we will continue to act on information we receive to disrupt this activity.

“We would ask anyone with details about those dealing in their community to call police using the non-emergency number 101 or to ring Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.”