Drug arrests Newquay – heroin

From Devon & Cornwall Police website:

At approximately 12 pm yesterday [24 Jan] officers from Newquay attended an address on Higher Tower Road, Newquay.

During the course of these enquires, five men from Nottingham who were suspected to be County Lines drugs dealers were located.

Class-A drugs, believed to be heroin, with a value of approximately £2000 was seized along with mobile phones and approximately £1000 in cash. A vehicle was also seized by police.

Inspector Dave Meredith said: “All five men were initially detained under the Misuse of Drugs Act and were officially searched. A number of items including mobile phones were seized. Whilst there are no arrests at this time, police enquiries continue in relation to this matter and these individuals possible role in drug dealing.

Over the past 18 months, there has been a significant increase in the supply and use of Class-A drugs in Newquay.

County Lines drug supply networks are believed to be responsible for this increase in Class-A drugs.

Due to the impact of heroin and crack on our community, one of our priorities is the disruption of County Lines networks.

We always take robust action against anybody who is suspected of involvement in the supply of controlled drugs.

Today’s action demonstrates our commitment to tackling County Lines networks and I am delighted a consignment of heroin has been taken off the town’s streets.”

Information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Further information on county lines can be found on our website: https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/threat-assault-abuse/county-lines/.

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