Drugs raids in College Grove and Eastmoor

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Drug dealers were targeted in a series of police raids across the city last week.

Officers from the Central Neighbourhood police team (NPT) executed a number of warrants following complaints from the community.

Raids were carried out in both College Grove and Eastmoor.

Acting Sgt Daniel Stoppard said: “The truth is that drugs ruin lives, fuel crimes such as burglary and enable organised criminals to live well beyond their means.”

On Friday officers raided a flat in College Grove following a tip off that people were dealing a banned substance.

They found a small amount of cannabis.

A young man was interviewed under caution and given a warning by officers for possession of the cannabis.

And on Sunday morning officers used a battering ram to break open the door of a house in Eastmoor after concerns were raised by members of the community.

A significant quantity of cash and cannabis was found in the house.

A 42-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were arrested on suspiciopn of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

They are currently on police bail.

Acting Sgt Stoppard said: “This is yet another example of our robust approach towards drugs within the Wakefield area.

“Wakefield Central NPT will act on all information regarding the supply of drugs.

“Your information could help make the difference to our community.”

To contact NPT call 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.