Police in Stoke-on-Trent have raided five addresses this morning as part of the force’s ongoing Operation Nemesis campaign.
The operation, led by Inspector Mark Hardern, commander of Tunstall Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU), was the result of information received from concerned members of the public about drug misuse in their community.
Warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act were executed at five addresses by a team of officers including response and neighbourhood officers, Special Constables and dog handlers from the force’s Tactical Support Unit.
Officers raided addresses in King William Street, Tunstall; Finch Place in Brindley Ford; Sherwin Road in Stanfield and Bishop Road and Warren Road in Chell Heath.
One man, aged 31, was arrested at the address in King William Street on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis.
These properties were targeted by officers following concerns raised by local residents of suspicious activities at the addresses. Together with our partners we will continue to target, and take action against, those people who are involved in drugs activity, and help to improve life for all members of the communities we serve.
Operation Nemesis is a recognised, force-wide campaign which continues to disrupt the activities of drug dealers in our county. Our message is clear – drug misuse will not be tolerated in Stoke-on-Trent.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for letting us know their concerns – and encourage others to come forward and do the same. We will endeavour to act on all information received.
Anyone with information about the supply of drugs in their community is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111