More than 8,000 prescription tablets including Pregablin and Zopiclone seized from house in Wakefield

A significant quantity of prescription-only medicine has been seized following the execution of a warrant at a house in Wakefield.

By Leanne Clarke
Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 2:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 2:03 pm

Over 8,000 Pregablin, Zopiclone and Eszopiclone tablets, which are Class C drugs, were found, as well as a small quantity of cocaine, cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

A member of the public flagged down a neighbourhood officer yesterday to report concerns that the house on Carnforth Avenue was being used for the supply of illegal substances.

Within hours, an emergency warrant was executed at the property.

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A member of the public flagged down a neighbourhood officer yesterday to report concerns that the house on Carnforth Avenue was being used for the supply of illegal substances.

Chief Inspector Chris Raby, Neighbourhoods and Partnerships lead for Wakefield District, said: “This is what neighbourhood policing is all about.

"This has been a real team and partnership effort with officers and PCSOs acting quickly and decisively on information provided by a member of the public.

“This was a massive seizure of controlled drugs. There is a reason why some substances are prescription only - they can be extremely dangerous when used inappropriately.

"Thankfully the drugs we have seized will no longer be sold on the streets of Wakefield or elsewhere.”