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Police seize 'heroin and crack meant for Cornish streets'

Police seize 'heroin and crack meant for Cornish streets'

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:22pm 15th October 2018. (Updated at 8:56am 16th October 2018)

Police who carried out a raid at a house in Newquay say they found 'drugs meant for Cornish streets'.

A large amount of what is believed to heroin and crack cocaine was seized during a sting on Tower Road.

When they arrived at the property on Friday evening, they also discovered over £2,000 in cash.

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Police seized over £2,000 and large amounts of what they believe to be crack and heroin during a raid in Newquay

A local man and woman and two men from Nottingham were arrested on suspicion of drugs supply and later interviewed at Newquay police station.

The four have since been 'released under investigation' whilst the Newquay force make further enquiries.

"This drugs seizure consisted of what we believe to be mainly heroin and crack cocaine. 

"The crack and heroin were wrapped up in individual ‘wraps’ which were ready to be dealt on the streets of Newquay.

"It is fortunate that the police arrived in time to seize these drugs before they were distributed onto the towns streets.

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Officers believe the drugs seized from a property on Friday evening were ready to be sold on the streets of Cornwall

"We believe these drugs were linked to a County Lines drugs supply network and I am delighted with the prompt and robust action of the officers who made this seizure and the linked arrests.

"Newquay police are fully aware of the threat to our community from County Lines drug dealers and will always take action against persons involved in the supply of controlled drugs".

Inspector Dave Meredith

What is a County Lines network?

County Lines involves the illegal distribution and dealing of seriously dangerous drugs from one city or town to another.

The most common drugs involved are heroin and cocaine (crack and powder), but also MDMA, cannabis, amphetamines and spice.

Information relating to drug supply can be passed anonymously to the police via Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

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